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TITLE
Drill Hall, Kyle of Lochalsh
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00138
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1920s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
11865
KEYWORDS
Drill Hall
soldiers
Red Cross
Drill Hall, Kyle of Lochalsh

The Drill Hall in Kyle of Lochalsh was erected by the Territorial Association in 1912, primarily for training purposes, but also available for dances and concerts, and some Sunday services. Originally the hall had no platform, seating or even lighting, but in spite of these drawbacks the hall was well used for local entertainment events. During the Great War, the Red Cross fitted up the hall as a Soldiers Rest, for many soldiers from the islands, and overseas. They were assured a welcome, with bagpipe music and dancing the order. During the war almost 10,000 soldiers were accommodated, with over 32,000 meals served. Eventually the hall was replaced with a modern, larger public hall


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Drill Hall, Kyle of Lochalsh

ROSS: Lochalsh

1920s

Drill Hall; soldiers; Red Cross

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

The Drill Hall in Kyle of Lochalsh was erected by the Territorial Association in 1912, primarily for training purposes, but also available for dances and concerts, and some Sunday services. Originally the hall had no platform, seating or even lighting, but in spite of these drawbacks the hall was well used for local entertainment events. During the Great War, the Red Cross fitted up the hall as a Soldiers Rest, for many soldiers from the islands, and overseas. They were assured a welcome, with bagpipe music and dancing the order. During the war almost 10,000 soldiers were accommodated, with over 32,000 meals served. Eventually the hall was replaced with a modern, larger public hall <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a><br />