Glendale Community Hall awarded Highland Coastal Communities Funding

Glendale Community Hall awarded - £25,014.56 funding from the Highland Coastal Communities Fund (HCCF) by The Highland Council’s Skye and Raasay Area Committee at yesterday’s meeting (Monday 30 August 2021).

The Skye and Raasay Area Committee received a total of £505,492.06 of Crown Estates revenues for distribution within the Skye Area from a total £3,034,703 awarded to The Highland Council. The Glendale Community Hall award is the last project to benefit from this round of HCCF Skye and Raasay Area funding.

Skye and Raasay Area Committee Chair, Cllr John Gordon said: “It’s great that this type of funding is available to Highland coastal communities and that we can enable the remainder of the funding to be awarded to the Glendale Community Hall. We look forward to the upgrades being made to the hall and providing better public toilets for visitors and residents. I would like to thank all the applicants for the time and effort they put into submitting applications. These individuals have given up their own time in support of their local community and we thank them for this”.

Education Committee Chair, Cllr John Finlayson said: “The Highland Coastal Fund award agreed today will be of benefit to the community of Glendale and having been involved in discussions with the Glendale community for a number of years about this issue I know it will help to support tourism across the area. There are some exciting projects which have been awarded funding and Glendale Community Hall will add to the great progress local communities can make because of the fund. I look forward to seeing the Glendale Community Hall improvements further developed in the near future.”

Gaelic Committee Chair, Cllr Calum Munro said: “The Members agreeing to award the funding to this valuable project is great news for the Glendale Community Hall and good use of the HCCF.”

Skye and Raasay Area Committee Member, Cllr Callum MacLeod said: “I’d echo the sentiments of fellow Members and agree that the HCCF has enabled significant improvements within the coastal areas of Skye and Raasay. The improved facilities and opening times will allow us to better provide for the increase in visitor numbers to the area.”

The Glendale Community Hall improvements project is to allow:

  • The hall toilets to be open to the public throughout the season and to install additional infrastructure in the community hall and upgrade fixtures and fittings in the toilets.


  • installation of additional exterior lighting and CCTV to monitor access to the hall and to deter the disposal of camper van grey waste into the sewage system, which is not designed to accept this form of waste.


  • Upgrade existing fixtures and fittings in the toilets from a domestic type to those of a more robust design which will cope with the increase in usage.


  • Included in the costings is a review of the current sewage system with a view to making is sustainable for future use. At present they only have a licence for a 10 person tank.



31 Aug 2021