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‘Crannog’ style Mallaig village hall comes under fire

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November 25 2013

‘Crannog’ style Mallaig village hall comes under fire
Proposals for a new village hall in Mallaig, Highlands, backed by Sir Cameron Mackintosh, have come under fire from villagers who claim the development will ‘destroy’ their village.

Mackintosh has agreed to stump up £750k to finance the scheme, which would entail demolition of the existing hall and its replacement with a new-build community centre styled on a crannog.

Designed by Nigel Johnston of Nevis Estate this would incorporate a new marina, shops, café and a private pier (for use by Mackintosh) the ill will has prompted the theatre director to pull out of the project altogether.

Those objecting to the scheme however complain that it will result in a loss of parking, increased noise, loss of an existing slipway and possible road widening.

A spokesperson  for the theatre mogul remarked: “Unless there was strong support in the majority of the community, Sir Cameron would not proceed.”
Locals fear the impact the development might have on the existing village
Locals fear the impact the development might have on the existing village
The new hall is modelled on an ancient 'crannog' style fortification - a circular loch dwelling built atop sunken wooden piers
The new hall is modelled on an ancient 'crannog' style fortification - a circular loch dwelling built atop sunken wooden piers

2 Comments

Eddie Benfield
#1 Posted by Eddie Benfield on 27 Nov 2014 at 10:29 AM
I think that this development would be great for Mallaig. ;-)
Newman
#2 Posted by Newman on 11 Aug 2015 at 11:18 AM
narrowed it down to five finalists; Levi Bunyan, Emily Chappell, Joanna Lisowiec, Alexis Dirks and Catherine Chialton. Each isarltultor/artist/graphic designer then submitted draft design ideas and featured in our

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