Community Hall (Photo June Lahm)The Scotland Island Community Hall is the hub of many island activities. Over the years since it was built, it has been the venue for many memorable Players’ performances, concerts, SIRAC meetings, fundraising activities, art exhibitions, discos, private parties, and weddings. It is also the place where a variety of weekly fitness classes are held.

The hall is available for hire, and islanders receive special rates.

Events in the hall

For the diary of events held in the hall, check the calendar and select the event category ‘Hall Booked’.

For more information about classes held in the hall, check the calendar and select the event category ‘Classes’.

Hiring the hall

You can download documents about hiring the hall:

You can also apply to hire the hall by filling out the form on this page.

To find out more about the management and purpose of the Community Hall Management and Hire Service Group, read the charter.

 History of the hall

In 1976 Warringah Shire Council agreed to cover the cost of building materials for a new community hall, and the Scotland Island Progress Association provided the labour to build it. After four years spent sorting out ownership of the site in Catherine Park, in May 1980, the Association received approval for the plan by architect Eric Singer from Lovett Bay.

Bob Blackwood, nominated as builder, liaised with Council. Others were responsible for purchase, transport and storage of materials and organising site activities. Sixty supporters, men and women with a variety of skills, were organised into four work squads. They worked for four years, mostly on weekends, to complete the project on time and within budget, without any accidents or incidents. The hall was a community wish fulfilled. When the community hall opened in 1982, Council immediately insured the building for $125,000.

Since 2009, SIRA has been responsible for the hiring of the hall and is in charge of all hall matters. The responsible SIRAC body is the Hall Management and Hire Service Group. This group liaises with Pittwater Council for repairs and renovations; for example, in 2012, it requested and was provided with a new kitchen by Pittwater Council.

Scotland Island Community Hall (Booking Officer)

Photo of Scotland Island Community Hall (Booking Officer)
Contact: Kerry Borthwick Phone: 02 9999 4092

Hall Hire Application Form

YOUR DETAILS

Name *

Official Position (if organisation)

Email*

Home Phone

Mobile Phone

Postal Address *

Is the request for an individual or an organisation? *

In case the request is for an Organisation, what is its name?

HIRE REQUEST INFORMATION

What is the type of activity proposed to take place in/at the Hall?

If 'Other', please specify, if 'Function', please state type

Do you have any special requirements, e.g. Tables, Chairs etc.?

Numbers attending (from 1 to 95) *

Is there liquor to be served? *

SINGLE HIRE: Please enter date, start and finish times of your request

MULTIPLE HIRE: Please enter date range, days or specific dates and start and finish times for your request

Important: Bookings/hiring time must include setting up and packing up/cleaning

WORKING WITH CHILDREN

During the period of hire, will there be any paid or unpaid workers in employment that primarily involves unsupervised direct contact with children under the age of 18 years of age?

If you answered yes to the above, you will need to comply with the applicable legislation particularly including child protection legislation. Look at the government website for child-safe and child-friendly guidelines at www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au.


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