At Williamson Hall we hold the “Good to Go” hospitality industry standard re Covid19, which means we follow all ScotGov and industry guidelines, have full Covid19 risk assessments, as well as processes in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing. We use professional cleaning products and methods effective against Covid19, have all required signage, contactless hand sanitiser stations at both entry and exit points, cleaning stations for hall users and can provide you with signage and guidance to aid you with setting up any event that complies with the current ScotGov Covid19 restrictions.
Over the summer we’ve undertaken some further improvement works to the hall. The men’s loos has had a much needed refurbishment with new sanitary fixings, new doors, new flooring and wall coverings. We have also replaced the old shower (a grimy 1980’s cubicle accessed through a store cupboard!) with a lovely new shower room accessed from the main corridor.
Our shower room was primarily used by residential groups who hire the hall for weekends (Boys Brigade, Scouting, Guiding etc) so we hope it will help attract more of these. The work was made possible by a Community Investment Fund Grant plus monies raised at the annual fete. Ally Mallinson did a great job on the installation for us.
This year’s results can be found below. Congratulations to Chris Russell for another good win, and to Ross Bannon for winning the Colin Morrison Memorial Shield for the fastest new entrant. Photos of the day can be found on Flickr and also on the Hall Facebook page.
Just a reminder that the 2019 Hill Race is due to take place on Sun 1 Sep @ 1pm. We had to cancel the event back in June due to the weather and conditions on the hill but all being well it’s on for next weekend! Please keep an eye on the Hall & Abernethy Facebook pages the day before / on the day for any last minute announcements.
Fete Weekend this year is 31 May – 2 June.
Our ever popular kid’s disco is back on the Fri evening, with local DJ / dance legend Jack Simpson. The fete itself is Sat 1 June from 1-4pm and we round off the weekend with the traditional village hill race on Sun 2 at 1pm.
See you there!
Did you know our local Community Cinema has a new programme? With well attended recent screenings of Mama Mia 2 and Mary Poppins Returns, you can look forward to their next few showings of Bohemian Rhapsody, Hunter Killer and Aquaman. Which other cinema gives you free cakes, the chance to BYOB and short walk home? You can find full details of their programme at http://abernethycommunitycinema.co.uk/2019_programme.html
We are pleased to announce that, thanks to a generous grant from the PKC Community Investment Fund and the money we raise at our annual village fete, we are able to undertake further improvement works at the hall this summer. This time it’s the turn of the men’s loos and the shower room. Both will get a well needed refurbishment, with the shower room finally getting it’s own access rather than being tucked away inside our storage room! This will bring these last two internal areas up to the standard of the rest of the hall. Works will take place during the first few weeks of the school holidays.
Wow – what a great hill race to end a fantastic weekend. The overall record was smashed by 8 seconds, and we had new records in the Boy’s 16 & Under and 9 & Under categories.
We were also pleased to present a new shield this year in recognition of Colin Morrison (who did so much for the village and the hill race and sadly died last year). The fastest new local entrant in the hill race was Izzy Skinner who only missed the Girl’s 12 & Under record by 6 seconds and now holds the second fastest time in that category. Colin would have been delighted by that.
Full results are below and you can check out a load of great photos of the event on our Facebook page, the Abernethy Facebook page and Flickr. The overall ranked winning times page has also now been updated to show this year’s results.
See you next year for the 40th Anniversary Hill Race!
It’s been a fantastic weekend, we are very lucky to live in such a brilliant wee village! As ever we’ve had great support from local businesses (listed) who were generous with raffle prizes and donations; lots of you helped with the disco, setting up and taking down the fete, manning the stalls / serving teas and/or providing prizes and home baking, marshalling or volunteering at the hill race and plenty more. Thanks to all of you and to those who turned up and supported the events.
We hope you all had a great weekend. We did! We’ve made just under £1400 to go towards more improvements at the hall and we couldn’t do it without you all.