The Boat Reel: Edie (2018) [12A]


Edith Moore (Edie) is a bitter, gruff woman in her eighties. In the months following her husband George’s death, Edie’s strained relationship with her daughter Nancy begins to worsen. Nancy is making plans for her mother to move to a retirement home. Edie feels like it is the beginning of the end. When Edie was married, her father planned a climbing trip for them in the Scottish Highlands. Aged 82, Edie decides to make the trip herself alone.

Starring Sheila Hancock and Kevin Guthrie.


Friday 22nd February | 7:30pm (doors open 7pm)
Tickets £6/£4 | Eventbrite or from Boat of Garten Community Hall
Contact: | 01479 831123

Boat Talks: Cycling in Russia with Chris Carter

Contrasting the grandeur of Moscow and St. Petersburgh with the simple towns and villages scattered along the 700 km route between these cities provides a fascinating insight into Russia today. This journey was undertaken with time in both cities and cycling the most varied parts of the route.

Chris Carter, a frequent and popular speaker on Boat Talks programmes, was the original organiser of these talks, starting in 2003 and continuing for 11 years and has given over 20 talks with a focus mostly on travel to less familiar destinations. He is a graduate of Birmingham and Glasgow universities and is an excellent photographer – so expect some illuminating pictures to accompany his words!

All talks start at 7:30pm in Boat of Garten Community Hall. Tickets £5, under-16s free.

Monday 18th February | 7:30pm (doors open 7pm)
Tickets £5 | Eventbrite or from Boat of Garten Community Hall
Contact: | 01479 831123

The Boat Reel: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) [PG]

In 1979 young Donna, Tanya and Rosie graduate from Oxford University — leaving Donna free to embark on a series of adventures throughout Europe. On her journeys, she makes the acquaintances of Harry, Bill and Sam — the latter whom she falls in love with, but he’s also the man who breaks her heart. In the present day, Donna’s pregnant daughter, Sophie, dreams of renovating a taverna while reuniting with her mother’s old friends and boyfriends on the Greek island of Kalokairi.

Starring Amanda Seyfried, Julie Walters, Cher, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Dominic Cooper, Andy Garcia, Christine Baranski, Lily James & Meryl Streep


Friday 8th February | 7:30pm (doors open 7pm)
Tickets £6/£4 | Eventbrite or from Boat of Garten Community Hall
Contact: | 01479 831123

Boat Talks: Springtime in Japan with Dougie Burns

A journey to the Orient to observe and experience Japanese culture in rural and cosmopolitan settings. Sampling various forms of travel in Japan, from the snow monkeys in the mountains to the cherry blossom in and around villages and cities. This is sure to be a colourful and enticing talk.

Dougie Burns is a retired civil servant who is a keen traveller, having been fortunate enough to visit China, East Africa, South America, Hawaii, the Galapagos and Antarctica to name but a few.

All talks start at 7:30pm in Boat of Garten Community Hall. Tickets £5, under-16s free.


Monday 4th February | 7:30pm (doors open 7pm)
Tickets £5 | Eventbrite or from Boat of Garten Community Hall
Contact: | 01479 831123

ShowBoaters: Third Degree Burns

You are invited to join us at the ‘Big House’ to help solve the big murder!

Come along and enjoy a delicious 3 course, traditional burns supper and be entertained with a fantastic murder mystery show performed by ShowBoaters.

GENERAL ADMISSION | 19.30 | £25.00
Murder Mystery Show| 3 Course Burns Supper| Dram from Tomatin

PRE SHOW WHISKY TASTING | 18.30 | £15.00 (Ltd Tickets)
4 Drams from Tomatin| Knowledgeable host

Tickets Available:
In Shops
The Post Office | Boat of Garten
Ewe & Me | Grantown on Spey
Or Online

Generously supported by:
Tomatin Distillery & Mountain Cafe Aviemore

All proceeds towards ALL ABOARD for Deshar Nursery

Thursday 24th, Friday 25th, & Saturday 26th January | 7:30pm (doors open 7pm)

Notice of AGM & Information Evening at The Boat Hall

Invitation to Information Evening at The Boat Hall
We would like to invite you to attend our AGM and Information Evening on Wednesday 24th October.
We’d like to use the evening a way to keep you informed of any happenings at the Hall, including new designs for upgrading the kitchen and engaging in discussion about them, opportunities for volunteering and fundraising, as well as getting to know each other a bit better over a glass of wine, and some cheese and biscuits.

Doors will open from 7pm to give you a chance to have a look at the designs and read about upcoming plans. The AGM will start at 7:30pm and will last approximately 30 mins, after which we will open up discussions around the room about any concerns or changes that might want to be considered.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the fourteenth Annual General Meeting of Boat of Garten Community Hall will be held within the Lounge of the Community Hall, Boat of Garten, on Wednesday 24 October 2018 at 7.30pm to conduct the following business:

  1. To receive any Apologies from Members.
  2. To approve the Minutes of the AGM held on 25 October 2017.
  3. To consider and approve the Company’s Accounts and the Report of the Directors for the year ended 31st March 2018.
  4. To elect Directors who were co-opted during the year: none.
  5. The following three Directors are due to retire by rotation:
    Iain Forsyth, Annie Forwood and Sandy Walker – all are willing to stand for re-election.

    Caroline Bashford is retiring with effect from 24 October 2018 and
    Helen Walker is retiring with effect from 24 October 2018.

  6. To authorise the Directors to appoint an Independent Examiner to prepare the 2018/19 accounts of the Company and to authorise the Directors to fix his remuneration.

Company Secretary:
Iain Forsyth
By order of the Board
27th September 2018

A member of the Company is entitled to appoint a proxy to attend and if a poll is taken to vote in his place at the meeting. A proxy form will be issued to all Members not less than 7 days before the AGM. Completed proxy forms must arrive at the registered office of the Company at not less than 48 hours before the time of the meeting. A proxy need not be a member of the Company. There is also an online proxy form available.

The formal business of the AGM should be brief and refers to the period 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018. After the conclusion of this there will be an opportunity, over a glass of wine, to ask any questions.  Please come along if you can.

All pumped up!

Young cyclists at Inverness Pump Track

From a choice of five options, there was a massive majority in favour of developing the Curling Pond area into a Pump Track Skills area.  The survey carried out in the Community Hall on 15th September resulted in 115 questionnaires being completed and 112 people voting for this option, against a combined total vote of 40 for all other alternatives.  The survey was facilitated by the Community Company, with the results being collated and analysed independently by VABS.

Many thanks to everyone, young and old, who came along to cast their vote and express their views which resulted in this outcome. A number of comments were made, which are still being collated, but the headline results are shown below.

Following this decisive result, the next step is to form a group to take forward the project.  There will be some hurdles to overcome along the way, first and foremost of which will be to establish ownership of the site – it currently does not belong to anyone. The way forward on how to incorporate the project group and clear the first hurdle will be discussed at Boat of Garten Community Company’s meeting on Wednesday, 26th September at 7.30pm.  PLEASE come along and contribute your thoughts and ideas to the meeting – all are welcome.

If you’d like to find out more about how a community company operates, visit the Community Company page, or come to the meeting and ask!

Session A9 – Friday 21st September

It’s been 6 years since Session A9 last played in Boat of Garten Community Hall to a sell out audience, “we can’t wait to perform here again! It was such a great night last time” said Charlie Mckerron,fiddler and founder member. This “Scottish Supergroup” consists of members of Capercaillie, Treacherous Orchestra, Fiddler’s Bid, The Nordic Fiddler’s Bloc and more. With only one more Scottish gig this year take this chance to catch them.

Friday 21st September
7:30pm (doors open 7pm)
Tickets £15 (+ booking fee): Eventbrite

Note: A small number of tickets can be ordered via Boat of Garten Community Hall by contacting Sarah or Emma | 01479 831123 |, however, ticket sales are being sold by Session A9 themselves.

Strathspey’s 7th Great Big Quiz Night – Saturday 15th September


7:30pm (doors open 7pm)
Boat of Garten Community Hall

£5 per person, Teams of 2-6
Licensed bar

Contact Jean:

Annual Auction Sale is another great success!

Boat of Garten Community Hall would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone involved in this year’s Auction Sale – volunteers, donors and buyers alike. This year’s final figure raised for the Community Hall was £3,788.94!!

Rod Mackenzie joined us once again as our auctioneer for the day, and as ever provided an entertaining and profitable afternoon. Pre-auction chatting revealed that the auction is now in its 33rd or 34th year, and despite times of Buy, Sell, Swap, upcycling, and eBay, it’s still one of our most profitable fundraisers!

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