The Muir of Ord Hall and Facilities Company (Muir of Ord Development Trust) was established in 2011 to take ownership of the Village Hall on behalf of the community.
The Muir of Ord Village Hall on Seaforth Road has been a community venue since 1893. In 2009, following the Highland Council’s decision to divest itself of the building, a public meeting agreed that the community should take on ownership of the resource and an option appraisal committed the Community Association to establish a separate company limited by guarantee to hold the ownership of the facility.
Since its establishment in 2011, the Development Trust has gone onto develop the Old Tarradale School into The Muir Hub.
The Muir Hub is the newest community building in Muir of Ord, opening in January 2017. Originally part of the Tarradale primary and junior secondary school, the building had been left unoccupied for a number of years. Its transformation into The Muir Hub was funded largely by the Big Lottery Fund and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.
There are versatile meeting rooms, an auditorium which features retractable seating and stage with cinema and sound system, heritage and local information and a retail area selling local art and crafts. The Muir Hub is home to a variety of groups – some old and some new. It is also a place for local organisations to meet and a venue for social events, cinema screenings and provides a welcoming space for the community, be it youth, elderly or families.
Café Artysans at The Muir Hub is run by the Calman Trust, a social enterprise providing training for local young people.
The Muir Hub has a group of dedicated volunteers who continue to manage the Hub’s operational plans, activities and events.
The Development Trust is also in the process of merging with the Community Association to take ownership of the Pavilion and some community land.
For further information, contact:
The Muir Hub & Cafe Artysans
Great N Rd
Muir of Ord