The absence of the village hall is felt more strongly in these winter months, with no 'ideal' alternative space on the island. The hall was always used far more over the winter for regular activities, film nights and for annual highlights such as the School Christmas Play, not to mention school and nursery PE.
We are grateful to the various individuals, businesses and organisations taking the lead on helping to fill that gap over the coming months either by organising 'extra' activities or providing a space for those activities. Special mentions this month to Oran Creative Crafts who helped with the Christmas Craft Fair, St Columba Hotel and the Argyll Hotel who are both hosting various events and activities, and to Iona Primary School who hosted a great family quiz and are planning some other activities in the coming months.
Tai-chi group have secured temporary use of space at the MacLeod Centre and any other groups who might find this a suitable space for a few months should get in touch with Iona Community on 700404.
Let us know if you have any other events or activities in mind for the winter!