TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Friday August 2 1996
The end result of three years of frantic fundraising was on show on Saturday when the newly-refurbished Carradale Village Hall was officially opened.
Members of the committee were joined by a large crowd of people for the opening which began with the playing of pipe music by Lorne MacDougall.
A beautiful rendition of the song Carradale Glen, which was also sung when the hall originally opened in 1940, was performed by Amy Rison, Joanne Paterson and Jennifer MacDougall.
This was followed by a brief look back at the hall’s history by Donald MacAlister-Hall, who spoke of the unique effort put into building the original hall by Lady Naomi Mitchison.
Sally MacMillan and Mhairi Galbraith played piano and recorder pieces which received a big round of applause from the crowd.
Argyll and Bute MP Mrs Ray Michie marked the occasion by cutting a ribbon and praising the community’s efforts in raising a staggering £20,000 towards the £101,638 costs of the project. She said: ‘It’s that kind of commitment and dedication which brings a community together.’