Scotland Island Community Hall is situated in Catherine Park, acting as a hub for many island activities. Built by the community in 1976, it is still run by the community, as a place to gather, share and celebrate.
Classes and activities run throughout the week.
The hall is available for hire, booking is easy and islanders receive special rates.
- Large open plan space
- Covered balcony overlooking Catherine Park
- Projector and Screen
- Sound system.
Can’t see an event that interests you? Start a club / run an event / invite a guest speaker.
Contact Lucy Gregg (0424 233 674 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss your ideas.
Hiring the hall
You can download documents about hiring the hall:
- [wpfilebase tag=fileurl id=444 linktext=’Community Hall Information For Hirers 2017′ /]
- [wpfilebase tag=fileurl id=445 linktext=’Hall Hire Fees’ /]
To find out more about the management and purpose of the Community Hall Management and Hire Group, [wpfilebase tag=fileurl id=7 linktext=’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 the Northern Beaches Council for repairs and renovations; for example, in 2012, it requested and was provided with a new kitchen by the former Pittwater Council.