About the Hall

William CromartyThe Cromarty Hall was donated to the people of South Ronaldsay in 1878 by local businessman and philanthropist William Cromarty (right). It has served as the community hall ever since and over the years has hosted innumerable dances, concerts, weddings, parties and pantomimes, as well as countless fund-raising events and even military funerals.

For many years it served as the local cinema and the original screen is still in place, in perfect condition, in the hall. The unique stage with it’s proscenium arch and gallery, along with the balcony with its pew seating, were saved from demolition and fully integrated into the recent extension and refurbishment work.

Along side an endless number of local acts, many household names have graced the boards over the years, including Scott Skinner, Vera Lynn, Jimmy Shand, George Formby and Andy Stewart. With the hall’s re-opening in 2006 it has continued to build its reputation as a fantastic concert venue and was recently described as “the most romantic venue in Orkney”.


Photos of the Hall

The Cromarty Hall is situated in the heart of the picturesque village of St Margaret's Hope.
The Cromarty Hall is situated in the heart of the picturesque village of St Margaret’s Hope.
The newly refurbished main hall, featuring the original stage with gallery.
The newly refurbished main hall, featuring the original stage with gallery.
The original stage features a seating gallery looking down on to the stage.
The original stage features a seating gallery looking down on to the stage.
The main hall seen from the balcony.
The main hall seen from the balcony.
The balcony features original, church-style, pews.
The balcony features original, church-style, pews.
A state-of-the-art, fully equipped kitchen is available if required.
A state-of-the-art, fully equipped kitchen is available if required.
The servery joins onto the kitchen and provides space for catering.
The servery joins onto the kitchen and provides space for catering.
The main hall during the refurbishment work.
The main hall during the refurbishment work.
The Luminescent Orchestrii in concert, 2006.
The Luminescent Orchestrii in concert, 2006.
The Luminescent Orchestrii in concert, 2007.
The Luminescent Orchestrii in concert, 2007.
Flora and the Glamweeds in concert, 2008.
Flora and the Glamweeds in concert, 2008.
The stage set up for a concert.
The stage set up for a concert.