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Welcome to the Ashdale Hall

Westhill's Community Hall


The Ashdale Hall in Westhill was officially opened for business on Saturday 29 January 1994. Many residents from in the community will remember the previous Ashdale Hall, a portacabin-style building which stood on the site of the present Hall. It had been given to the community by the Westhill’s principal developer, Ashdale Land & Property Company Ltd, and served the local needs for many years. In 1992 a committee of local people was formed with the aim of securing a brand new Hall for the town. The committee began a campaign to raise awareness of the relatively modest facilities of the old building, and to raise funds towards providing a new Hall.

Approximately £30,000 was raised from a variety of ventures and donations, and provided a lot of good fun for those involved. This money was used to fund most of the furniture and equipment in the Hall. The old hall continues to serve a purpose as the clubhouse for Millbank/Tillyfourie Bowling Club.

Construction of the new Hall began in the spring of 1993. The Hall was honoured to have two ‘opening ceremonies’. Firstly Princess Anne visited the building on 18th August 1993 (while building work was still in progress) and officiated whilst a time capsule was placed into the wall in the foyer. Then in January 1994 we invited Mrs Isabel (Bunty) Milne to cut the ribbon and declare the Hall open for business. Bunty agreed to join us again to celebrate the Hall’s 10th anniversary and she graciously cut our birthday cake. Bunty was born in 1919 and was chosen for these honours because she has lived in Westhill for longer than anyone else.