Our charity promotes community activity in all its various forms, as the Braes Village Hall Club. Here are examples of the events that take place – the pictures are from 2017 & 2018.
Spring Talks & craft sessions, Easter egg hunt
Summer Hobby and craft exhibitions
Autumn Quiz evening, “Braes Bake Off”, Craft Fayre
Winter Family Ceilidh
A Pop-up Tearoom appears on several occasions throughout the year. The organisers and bakers are from the community and the funds go to other charities helping people with cystic fibrosis.
Badminton sessions are tried in October and can run through the winter into spring to suit demand.
The Hall is a frequent venue on the ‘Ceilear’ ceilidh trail which covers Skye and Lochalsh. The young musicians play a mix of traditional instruments and always get a good response.
The Hall is hired by others for meetings such as the Portree & Braes Community Council, grazings committees and local consultations. It is also used as the hub for the Braes Road Race in December, for birthday parties, wildlife groups, craft groups and for use a polling station. And… our Craft Fayre in November is becoming a habit…
The Hall is owned by Highland Council and is managed by us. A spring or autumn clean-up helps to deal with wear and tear. Improvements take place as fund raising allows. See the Admin page for more on the running of the Club.
Hobbies & crafts
Winters can be unpredictable so sometimes tricky to decide what will work.
Sometimes photography, but last time an exhibition of quilts and wall hangings from very skilled residents. The mixture of colours and patterns in many of the designs made a big impact. A superb collection.
Occasionally something special happens. Braes Village Hall was one of the venues in the 2018 Small Halls Festival. The line up of musicians was impressive (see poster opposite). Pictures courtesy of SEALL, the organisers – thank you..
The Festival returned in 2019.