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TITLE
Laying the foundation stone of Kyle Public Hall
EXTERNAL ID
KIGHF_HF_11_3_003
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
DATE OF IMAGE
3 September 1931
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Highland Folk Museum
ASSET ID
42485
KEYWORDS
Kyle Hall
Sir Daniel Hamilton
Sir Harry Lauder
hall
concert
teas
Laying the foundation stone of Kyle Public Hall

A large crowd gathered to see Sir Daniel Hamilton and Lady Hamilton lay the foundation stone for Kyle Village Hall on 3 September 1931.

The hall was built near the Free Church on Kenneth Street, Kyle of Lochalsh, on the road to Plockton. The hall was officially opened the following year, on 18 April 1932. The building was well used with concerts, teas, dances and parties for the local children. After the hall was completed, Sir Harry Lauder, who was a frequent visitor to the area, gave a concert to raise funds to pay off the construction debts. It was reported that he sang for an hour.

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Laying the foundation stone of Kyle Public Hall

ROSS: Lochalsh

1930s

Kyle Hall; Sir Daniel Hamilton; Sir Harry Lauder; hall; concert; teas

Highland Folk Museum

Highland Folk Museum Photographic Collection

A large crowd gathered to see Sir Daniel Hamilton and Lady Hamilton lay the foundation stone for Kyle Village Hall on 3 September 1931. <br /> <br /> The hall was built near the Free Church on Kenneth Street, Kyle of Lochalsh, on the road to Plockton. The hall was officially opened the following year, on 18 April 1932. The building was well used with concerts, teas, dances and parties for the local children. After the hall was completed, Sir Harry Lauder, who was a frequent visitor to the area, gave a concert to raise funds to pay off the construction debts. It was reported that he sang for an hour.