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On the opposite corner from the Assynt Visitor Centre is the Village Hall. It is one of the places to which the locals flock for ceilidhs, concerts, meetings etc. Visiting musicians and theatrical groups come to Lochinver as part of their national tours, on a regular basis. Is is also used regularly by the Primary School which does not have a hall of its own. It has all the facilities one would expect of a modern hall. The original Community Room was founded by the Lochinver Coffee Room Association in 1878. It was set up as a library, reading room and to provide food and rest for “those respectable citizens requiring these comforts”. It was run, managed and overseen by a matron. A new building was erected in 1902 for the princely sum of ¬£168

Lochinver hall is the only hall with its own website but there are problems with the upkeep of this. Heating is a major problem with the rising fuel costs. The hall requires a new floor and there are plans to build a conservatory. The hall works in competition with  the local leisure centre. The hall runs a programme of arts and entertainments planned well in advance and is supported by locals and tourists. Information is distributed and publicised as a programme and individual events

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