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Darnick village hall receives green upgrade

A major energy efficiency upgrade has been completed for a village hall in Darnick in the Scottish Borders, with the more than 100-year-old property being brought fully into the 21st century.

The Southern Reporter reports the Smith Memorial Hall has undergone extensive repairs to its roof and internal structure in recent months, while contractors have also completed the important task of installing additionalthermal insulation for the property.

A much-needed upgrade that will ensure the building is more comfortable for use by local residents and groups in the future, the project was made possible through funding from several nearby organisations and the local authority.

Alexander Inglis, vice-chair of the hall trustees, said: “The trustees appreciate the grant given by the Scottish Borders Council from the Landfill Community Fund through BCCF Environmental towards refurbishment of the hall.

“It’s a lovely hall that was kindly given 100 years ago to the community and now serves Darnick and surrounds well.

“The improvement in the hall’s thermal insulation will be beneficial to the environment as well as to the many users of the hall.”

A range of groups currently use the hall’s facilities on a regular basis – such as Zumba classes, pilates, toddler groups and many more. It is an important part of the local community and this latest investment in green improvements will have far-reaching benefits for the whole of the village in the months and years ahead.

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