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:
After opening the Hall Hire Application and Agreement, save it, complete it, and then email it to the Community Hall Booking Officer. Remember to read and tick the agreement on page two. Alternatively the document can be downloaded, printed, scanned and emailed to the Community Hall Booking Officer.
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.