Pennan Village Hall & Community Website

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Pennan Village is situated in north eastern Scotland about an hour's drive north of Aberdeen. It is one of the country's prettiest fishing villages, located on the beautiful Morayshire Coast, which enjoys its own 'micro-climate'. Nestling at the base of dramatic cliffs, there are a number of quaint cottages, all 'listed' within a conservation area and situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  The Moray Firth Coastline, which stretches all the way to Inverness, has recently been voted by "National Geographic" as one of the top ten coastal areas in the world!! 

The Village Hall is situated at the far end of village (long red building in the photograph above - far right) and is refurbished to a very high decorative standard. The hall is ideal for holding community events such ceilidhs, birthday parties, craft fairs and fundraising evenings. The hall can also be hired for weddings and private functions, etc. The hall has a fully equipped kitchen and can cater for up to 100 people.

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The building is owned and maintained by Aberdeenshire Council, but the day-to-day running of the hall and general administration, is carried out by an elected committee, which is accountable to the local community. The primary aims of the committee is to administer a facility that is available for everyone in the local community to enjoy, as well as being open for general use by individuals and organisations further afield.

Pennan is famous for its fabulous firework display at New Year, which lights up the whole village seafront and the harbour after the bells. This is followed by much merriment in the village hall, lasting into the wee small hours!

On this website you can find details of how to book the hall, a photo gallery, a list of community events and links to accommodation in the area and other relevant websites.

Pennan is situated approximately 45 miles drive to the north of Aberdeen and 85 miles east of Inverness.  The village is equa-distant between the fishing town of Fraserburgh and the seaside resort of Banff.

If you need accommodation in or close to Pennan, there are links available on our 'Other Information' page.

There is an excellent Inn on the seafront, with a restaurant & bar serving good food. (There is also accommodation)  

In the area there are many opportunities for leisure pursuits including: Golf; Fishing; Bird Watching; Sailing; Walking and visiting places of interest.  


Local Hero

Pennan is also famous for the filming of the cult movie "Local Hero", which stared Burt Lancaster, in 1983.  The red phone box used in the film was a "prop", but the villagers became so attached to it, that they asked BT to put a permanent one in the village (which is just as well, as it is very difficult to get a mobile phone signal anywhere in Pennan!!)