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23 Dec 2016.Village Hall Family Open Day
Ecclesmachan & Threemiletown Village Hall Management Association have extended an invitation to all residents to join them on Wednesday 28th December 2016 from 11am – 2pm for Mulled Wine, Coffee, Tea, Scones, Cakes, Mince Pies and much more. Please bring your family and friends.

There will be a raffle with the top prizes donated by John Lawson Butcher, Hopetoun Farm Shop, National Gardening Vouchers, Drumond Park, Marion Farish and members of the management committee - Tickets £2

You can also take part in a skill game with a prize for the best adult and for the best child, or a Tombola with both adult and childrens prizes - Tickets £1

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23 July 2016.Popular Wedding Venue
Another local couple chose to hold their wedding in the village with both the ceremony and the reception taking place in the hall on Saturday 23rd July. In conjunction with the Hall Management Committee and working with an army of friends and family they transformed the hall into a very special place for a very special occasion.

Below you will find some thumbnail pictures of the hall after being prepared for the event, if you click on the thumbnail picture a new window will open and a larger image will load into it.

Click to open the image in a new window North hall seating area rhs Click to open the image in a new window North hall seating area lhs
 
Click to open the image in a new window View through both rooms Click to open the image in a new window View outside

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16 January 2016.Wedding in the Village
A young couple chose Ecclesmachan as the venue for both their wedding ceremony and the reception on Friday 15th January. As the Church and the Village Hall are so close it made an ideal location for their special day where a piper came to lead the procession from the church across to the hall. The guests, from all over Scotland and America, thought the venue was perfect for the occasion.

Below you will find some thumbnail pictures of the hall and the church as they were being prepared for the event, if you click on the thumbnail picture a new window will open and a larger image will load into it.

Click to open the image in a new window North hall seating area rhs Click to open the image in a new window North hall seating area lhs
 
Click to open the image in a new window Church entrance Click to open the image in a new window Inside the Church

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2 August 2015.Another Village Hall Wedding Reception
The Village Hall was chosen for another Wedding Reception which took place on Saturday 1st August. The north hall comfortably seated 64 guests with plenty of room left in the south hall for catering use. In conjunction with the Hall Management Committee and working with an army of friends and family the hall was again transformed into a very special place for a very special occasion. The Hall Committee were very pleased to hear that everyone attending commented on how beautiful the hall is and that it is a great venue to hold an event.

Below you will find some thumbnail pictures of the hall as it was being prepared for the event, if you click on the thumbnail picture a new window will open and a larger image will load into it.

Click to open the image in a new window North hall seating area Click to open the image in a new window North hall seating area
Click to open the image in a new window View through from
north to south
Click to open the image in a new window South hall catering
and serving area

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1 August 2015.Village Hall Car Parking
We are pleased to advise that another project from the Community wish list has been completed and car parking facilities at the Hall are now finally in place. The area should provide sufficient parking for most functions with vehicles being stack parked. The design of the new car park also raised the ground level reducing the inclines to remove the central entrance dip and provide direct access to the hall without the steps at the door.

Below you will find two thumbnail pictures of the new area, if you click on the thumbnail picture a new window will open and a larger image will load into it.

Click to open the image in a new window From the west Click to open the image in a new window From the east

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14 October 2014.The Great Scottish Tapestry - An Evening with Andrew Crummy
On the 15th November artist Andrew Crummy will be coming to Ecclesmachan to talk about his involvement with The Great Scottish Tapestry. The event will start at 6pm prompt and after hearing from Andrew a two course meal will be served. Following the meal a licensed bar will be available for you to enjoy some refreshments whilst networking or talking to the artist. There will also be a bookshop available with copies of the book about the project and The Great Tapestry of Scotland 2015 Calendar, Andrew will be available to sign copies for you.

As this is a catered event tickets must be pre-booked by the 8th November, please use the Contact Us button above to book or to get more information about the event.

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12 December 2013.Hall Upgrades - Secondary Glazing
We are pleased to advise that the Village Hall internal secondary glazing project has been completed. This will help reduce our energy costs, carbon footprint and internal condensation; it will also increase the comfort of guests using the hall.

Working closely with a local contractor we chose clear toughened/laminated glass for the secondary units, the units have been designed and installed in such a way that they are discrete and unobtrusive, minimising disturbance to the original character of the building.

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28 April 2013.Village Hall Wedding Reception
Saturday the 27th April was a very important day for Anne Prestage and Andrew Cormie from Threemiletown; following their marriage at nearby South Queensferry they held their wedding reception in the village hall.

In conjunction with the Hall Management Committee and working with an army of friends and family they transformed the hall into a very special place for a very special occasion.

Below you will find some thumbnail pictures of the hall fully prepared for the event, if you click on the thumbnail picture a new window will open and a larger image will load into it.

Click to open the image in a new window Hall Entrance Click to open the image in a new window Hall Entrance - close up
Click to open the image in a new window North room
Laid out for 60
Click to open the image in a new window North room & South room
Seating and serving area

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17 April 2013.Race Night
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(PDF file) in a new window The Ecclesmachan & Threemiletown Village Hall Management Committee have organised another Race Night as a fundraiser. This is strictly a ticket only event, so make sure you get a hold of your tickets before they run out!

This event will take place in the Village Hall on Friday 24 May, details are on the poster which you can download using the thumbnail link on the left.

All proceeds will go to the Village Hall funds to help pay for repairs, restoration and improvements.

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4 December 2012.Village Hall Renovation Update
A contractor recently completed work on sanding and varnish coating the wooden floors in the hall, we have installed replacement and additional door mats in an effort to keep dirt and particularly grit out of the Hall.

The terms and conditions of hire have been changed slightly, explaining that we cannot allow Steel Tipped Stiletto Heels, Golf Shoes, Hob Nailed Boots or Football Studs etc. and requesting that, if you are moving chairs or tables around, they are lifted into place and not dragged.

We also request that ALL spillage’s, even of water, are mopped up immediately to avoid damaging the floor surface. The floor has also been treated with a sealing solution and will be maintained with a floor maintenance solution, this means that traditional floor cleaning detergents (e.g. flash etc.) can no longer be used. Therefore in the event of spills, the floor surface should only be wiped clean with a cloth or sponge slightly dampened with water.

We trust you are pleased with the continuing process of improvements in the hall and hope this makes your visits more comfortable and enjoyable.

Below you will find some thumbnail pictures recording the work in progress as it transformed into completion, if you click on the thumbnail picture a new window will open and a larger image will load into it.

Click to open the image in a new window South room - before work starts Click to open the image in a new window South room - sanded
Click to open the image in a new window North room - sanded Click to open the image in a new window North room - varnished

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28 September 2012.Pilates Classes
Following an introductory trial of Pilates classes at the Village Hall during September, the hall committee are pleased to see that the trial course has been a success and that the classes will continue.

These Pilates classes are held in the Village Hall on a Tuesday evening from 7:30pm until 8:30pm and on a Thursday morning from 11:30 until 12:30. Spaces are limited, however anyone interested in joining the classes should contact Debbie Hanson on 01506 891908 or 07889 716005.

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9 September 2012.More Upgrades in the Hall
In the continuing upgrade process for the hall the committee are pleased to announce the completion of two important upgrades.

We have recently changed the heating system to provide a new energy efficient boiler, replaced all the thermostatic valves and upgraded the control system. This will provide a better level of heat and easier heating control for all our users. There is also now a new lighting system, using energy efficient halogen lamps on a dimmer control which will provide secondary lighting when required for events in the hall.

Further improvements are planned and details will be announced when they are complete.

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10 March 2012.Dance Night
Margaret Allan, the Leisure Club organiser has arranged a special dance night to help with the fundraising programme for the Village Hall restoration and improvements.

This will take place in the Hall on Friday 30th March from 7pm until 11:30pm. As well as a band providing traditional, country & western and modern contemporary music, there will be a buffet and a raffle. Oh! and it's a BYOB event.

Tickets (£8.00) and can be booked by contacting Margaret Allan on Tel No.

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11 February 2012.Race Night
Click to open the information poster
(PDF file) in a new window The Ecclesmachan & Threemiletown Village Hall Management Committee have organised a Race Night as a fundraiser. This is strictly a ticket only event so get a hold of your tickets before they run out!

This event will take place in the Village Hall on Friday 2 March, details are on the poster which you can download using the thumbnail link on the left.

All proceeds will go to Village Hall funds to help fund further restoration and improvements.

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6 October 2011.Car Boot Sale
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(PDF file) in a new window The Ecclesmachan & Threemiletown Village Hall Management Committee have organised another car boot sale as a fundraiser.

This event will take place in the Oatridge College Sports Hall on Sunday 30th October, if you wish to sell at this event (which due to weather expectations will be held indoors) please contact us a.s.a.p. - details are on the poster which you can download using the thumbnail link on the left.

All proceeds will go to Village Hall funds and the organising committee would like to thank Oatridge College for their kind offer to use the college facilities for this event.

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01 October 2011.Vote for the Village Hall on RBS Community Force
The Hall Management Committee have submitted an application to the RBS Community Force seeking funding to continue the restoration and improvements in the Village Hall.

You can vote for this project here but do note you will have to register on the RBS site first to validate your vote.

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10 September 2011.Village Hall Family Open Evening
The Hall Management Committee would like to extend an invitation to an open evening on Thursday 29th September between 7pm and 9pm at the Hall to view the results from stage one of the re-development plan. It's a drop-in event with no formal presentations, so do come along anytime during the evening.

We think you will be impressed with the results and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who assisted in the process.

We will have a few displays on show, the area and its history, visions for the future of the Hall, the recent local paths upgrade project and potential future projects with Oatridge College. There will be people on hand to discuss these with you, including Sybil Cavanagh, local historian. If you have any old pictures of the area, do please bring them along to share with those present and stimulate discussion.

Refreshments and snacks will be available at a small charge. There will also be a second-hand book sale.

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4 August 2011.Car Boot Sale
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(PDF file) in a new window The Ecclesmachan & Threemiletown Village Hall Management Committee have organised a car boot sale as a fundraiser.

This event will take place in the Oatridge College Sports Hall on Sunday 14th August, if you wish to sell at this event (which due to the weather will now be held indoors) please contact us a.s.a.p. - details are on the poster which you can download using the thumbnail link on the left.

All proceeds will go to Village Hall funds and the organising committee would like to thank Oatridge College for their kind offer to use the college facilities for this event.

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3 August 2011.Village Hall Renovation Update
Stage one of the Ecclesmachan & Threemiletown Village Hall renovation is now almost complete.

Below you wil find some thumbnail pictures recording the work in progress as it is transformed into completion, if you click on the thumbnail picture a new window will open and a larger image will load into it.

Click to open the image in a new window North room - work under way   Click to open the image in a new window North room - completed.
Click to open the image in a new window South room - work under way Click to open the image in a new window Click to open the image in a new window South room - completed.

We opened the doors and reshot so you can see it!

Click to open the image in a new window Gents toilets - work under way   Click to open the image in a new window Gents toilets - completed.

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7 July 2011.Village Hall Renovation
The Ecclesmachan & Threemiletown Village Hall is currently closed for some major renovation work, this includes roof repairs, window repairs, a completely new internal lighting system, a complete toilet refit and then painting from top to bottom... outside and inside.

Whilst some inconvenience may be caused in the short term, the result will see the village hall transformed and refreshed ready for use again by the end of the month. We will shortly add a new set of pages to this website with pictures of the refurbished hall, details of its resources and how it can be accessed for community or private group functions.


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