We’ll update this page with news as it happens to keep you up to date with what’s going on with the Harray Community Association

Currently, all car boot sales are cancelled until further notice.

Wi-Fi is coming!  We will have Wi-Fi available to hall users in the very near future.

Did you know that the hall will celebrate its 70th anniversary in late 2016?  We plan a host of events, celebrations and get-togethers, so watch out here, on our Facebook page and in the press for details.

Visitors to the hall recently will have noticed the new bar facilities, and have proven useful not only for guests but also for the bar staff themselves.  With improved space and storage, and secure cupboards, stock availability has become something of the past.

We’re replacing paper towels in the toilets with hand dryers.  They will provide a considerable saving to the Association, as the costs of paper towels continues to increase year on year.

If you’ve been to the hall in an easterly wind in the past, you’ll know that we’ve suffered with a problem door handle which blows the door open.  This has made for a rather drafty front reception.  Well, that’s all be solved now, the handle has been replaced and with the new heating, the hall is roasty toasty for all events.

Visitors to the hall may have noticed that it’s feeling a bit warmer, as we have just upgraded our heating system to an air-to-air system.  This replaces our old oil heating system, and so far has proven to be very effective.  This was made possible through a grant from Awards for All Scotland, and was installed by Steven R hi_big_e_min_bluePaterson Ltd, plumbers, Kirkwall.  The benefits of this system is that not only does it warm you up on cool nights, it also keeps you cool on warm nights, so there’s nothing to stop anyone tripping the night fantastic all night long on those summer weddings or dances in the hall.

The Harray Bowls Club had their Annual Awards Dinner night out on Tuesday 24th April at the Merkister Hotel. A lovely evening was had by all.

See photos on our Facebook page.


The hall floor will be re-varnished in the weeks 22nd September – 2nd October.