Kilmory Haven is a community-owned enterprise based on the Isle of Arran. Comprised of a public hall, a bunkhouse and a member’s lodge, the Haven provides a range of services – all to the benefit of the local community.
Kilmory Public Hall was built in the early 1930s by public subscription and volunteer labour to serve the communities in and around the village.
By the 1990s it was found to need major structural work and an ambitious plan was formed to re-roof the Hall, whilst adding a purpose-built bunkhouse to the building in order to have a source of income to secure the future of the Hall for the community.
With financial support from the community, the Lottery Fund, North Ayrshire Council, Argyll & the Islands Enterprise, the Lloyds TSB Foundation and The Co-operative Group, and dedicated hard work by volunteers once again this project was achieved and Kilmory Public Hall and Lodge Bunkhouse was officially opened in 2005 by Lord Jack McConnell (then the First Minister for Scotland).
The Haven now primarily operates as an accommodation provider and offers flexible accommodation for individuals, families and groups of up to 23 people in a modern, purpose-built building.
Built as part of the redevelopment project in 2005, the accommodation wing comes with fully equipped kitchen and en suite options, as well as camping plots.
Groups staying at the Haven have the option of using the extra facilities that the Hall offers, including a spacious hall/auditorium and other meeting rooms which can be utilised for rehearsals, lectures or small group activities.
The Kilmory 1934 Club is a community-led social club situated within Kilmory public hall. Memberships range from £1-5, gaining access to the members bar and facilities such as a pool table, dart board, dominoes, juke box and board games.
The rear of Kilmory Haven leads through a ‘Fairy Forest’ all the way down to the beautiful Toryylinn beach.
The Haven also runs a community bus service, launched in the mid-90s to take Kilmory Guides, Brownies and Cubs to weekly meetings in the neighbouring village of Shiskine.
Over the years it is now used for a wide variety of activities such as weddings, christenings, parties, walking groups, school trips to name a few, with the bus costing £1.50 per mile to hire.
For more information, contact:
Isle of Arran
Telephone: 01770 870345