In March/April 2008 the Community Association conducted a survey amongst local residents to gauge their opinions on the future of the Social Club building and what type of events they would support in any new or refurbished facility.
We distributed over 800 forms through letterboxes, we spent 2 days in the local supermarket speaking to people and encouraging them to complete forms, the local Academy distributed forms amongst all its pupils, and post boxes were set-up in Grants Supermarket, the Post Office and the Highland Council Service Point.
In all 379 responses were received (not including those from people outwith the IV25 postal district) of which 231 (59%) were from women and 148 (41%) were from men.
On the main question regarding the future of the existing Social Club building only 20% were in favour of refurbishment, 54% were in favour of a new facility and the rest (26%) had no preference.
When asked about the type of events and facilities that they would support in a new or refurbished facility, the top six choices were :-
- Live Music Concerts (56%)
- Film Shows (55%)
- Swimming (52%)
- Dances (51%)
- Ceilidhs (47%)
- Gymnasium/Fitness Suite (45%)
For a full analysis of the results in (.PDF format) click here.
Following the above consultation, DADCA commissioned Phillips Aitchison to prepare a Feasibility Study on the possibility of building a replacement for the Social Club. At an Exhibition and Public Meeting in October 2009 they published their final report, copies of which can be downloaded by using the links below.
Due to the size of the imbedded graphics files within the original document it was necessary to split the report into several parts. However, the bulk of the report is contained in parts 1 & 3.
- Feasibility Study - Part 1 (Pages 1-44)
- Feasibility Study - Part 2 (Page 45)
- Feasibility Study - Part 3 (Pages 45-55)
- Feasibility Study - Part 4 (Page 56)
- Feasibility Study - Part 5 (Page 57)
- Feasibility Study - Part 6 (Pages 58-59)
- Feasibility Study - Part 7 (Page 60)
- Feasibility Study - Part 8 (Pages 61-63)
If you would like a copy of the full report in .PDF format then please drop us an email using this link, but please make sure you can accept an 8Mb file in you mailbox before you ask for it!