Bervie Burgh Hall facing closure

Burgh Hall Inverbervie
Burgh Hall Inverbervie

A community-run building in Inverbervie could close this year unless another group comes forward to take over the reins.

A number of the Burgh Hall Committee have decided that they will step down at their AGM in February and are looking for new blood to help run the hall.

For many in Inverbervie, the Burgh Hall - run by a committee of volunteers and housing a wide range of activities - is at the heart of the community. The hall is a busy and bustling place seven days a week and hosts everything from toddler groups to exercise classes - and everything in between.

Current chair Pat Hall told the Mearns Leader this week: “We are just looking for some new faces to come in and help. It is the same people who are helping at things. The past two years have seen no one else come forward at our AGMs.”

The 25th Inverbervie Burgh Hall Art show is currently on at the hall until this Sunday (April 10). It was opened this past Saturday April 2.

Committee member Alison Ross said: “We never dreamed we would still be doing this 25 years later and this milestone is ‘bitter sweet’ as we feel the time has come to hand over the reigns of, not only the art show but the refurbished hall to new and younger blood to take the hall forward.

“Our commitee numbers have dwindled to such an extent that if it wasn’t for family and friends we would struggle to set the show up.

“We are grateful to the artists and public who faithfully support us year after year, as without them this fantastic community assest would not be looking as good as it does now.”

The art show is open from 2pm until 8pm with entry £1.