Dunoon Burgh Hall

History

Dunoon Burgh Hall, refurbished in 2017, is open to all as a creative, cultural hub for Cowal.

The historic B listed Dunoon Burgh Hall is now a fully accessible venue for exhibitions, performances and gatherings. Alongside a gallery and theatre, the venue offers creative workshop space, a garden and a cafe.

​The restoration of Dunoon Burgh Hall is an inspiring story of a small Scottish community coming together to preserve its rich cultural heritage. The building was rescued from demolition by the community, who worked with the John McAslan Family Trust to purchase it from Fyne Homes housing association in 2008 for a token of £1.

Find out more Read the Dunoon Burgh Hall Chronicles

 

Cool Timeline

1872
Land donated as site for a Burgh Hall

John MacArthur Moir of Milton and Hillfoot donates land at Gallowhill in Dunoon for the building of a Burgh Hall. In the same year he shoots himself for unknown reasons. McArthur Moir of Milton Vs Mackintosh Nearly 200 years ago the main road towards the Clyde stopped at Moir Street.…
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1871
Police Commissioners agree to build a hall for the Burgh

The Dunoon Burgh Police Commissioners use a variety of locations for their meetings, including the pier waiting room. In 1871 they decide to pursue the idea of building a new hall for the Burgh of Dunoon.

1868
The town of Dunoon is awarded Burgh status
The town of Dunoon is awarded Burgh status

Dunoon was awarded Burgh status in 1868 under The Police and General Improvements (Scotland) Act 1862: 'An Act to make more effectual Provision for regulating the Police of Towns and populous Places in Scotland, and for lighting, cleansing, paving, draining supplying Water to and improving the same, and also for…
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