Port Erroll hall officially opened

Liz Carnie, Peterh Abenheimer, Fiona Abenheimer, Rosmary Pittendrigh along with Councillor Stephen Smith and MP Eilidh Whiteford officially opened the hall.
Liz Carnie, Peterh Abenheimer, Fiona Abenheimer, Rosmary Pittendrigh along with Councillor Stephen Smith and MP Eilidh Whiteford officially opened the hall.

MEMBERS of the Cruden Bay Village Hall committee celebrated the official opening of their newly refurbished hall last weekend with the help of MP Eilidh Whiteford and Councillor Stephen Smith.

Visitors were treated to a traditional afternoon tea at the Port Erroll hall served by members of the Cruden Bay WRI on Saturday afternoon.

Treasurer Fiona Abenherimer told the Buchanie: “We’d really like to thank the local community for their patience, tolerance and understanding. There has been a lot going on but it has all been worth it.

“We had a wonderful day on Saturday with a good turnout from members of the community. The collection from the door will be put back into the hall funds. The ladies from the WRI did a fantastic job with all of their homebakes and teas they had on offer, it really was a superb day.”

The popular village facility has undergone a £70,000 refurbishment including new flooring and a bigger kitchen area.

Speaking at the opening of the hall, Eilidh Whiteford MP said: “The village hall is a real asset in any community and here in Cruden Bay people can be especially proud of their newly-refurbished hall.

“The committee have worked very hard to secure funding and I know that the fundraising will continue. I congratulate those involved in the successful com

“pletion of the refurbishment project and I’m sure the hall will continue to be a well-used asset to the community.”

Cllr Stephen Smith added: “It’s a real transformation and the community can be very proud of their ‘new’ hall.

“The official re-opening was a great occasion with the ladies of the WRI serving afternoon teas, which ensured a good turnout, and a display of photographs of the various stages of the refurbishment work.”