Ceiling collapse closes busy Victoria Hall

GLENROTHES;'BOB & MARGARET LIMERICK, chair and vicechair, Victoria Hall restoration committee'photo; WALTER NEILSON
GLENROTHES;'BOB & MARGARET LIMERICK, chair and vicechair, Victoria Hall restoration committee'photo; WALTER NEILSON
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A CEILING collapse has brought forward the planned major work on Victoria Hall in Coaltown of Balgonie.

Work was due to be carried out later this financial year but the original ceiling collapsed at the end of March, prompting the full work to be taken on.

Margaret Limerick, vice-chair at the historic hall, said: “On immediate professional inspection, the hall was closed indefinitely for emergency repairs.

“However with the help of local councillor Ross Vettraino the council opted to carry out the major work while the hall was closed.

“Luckily the hall was empty at the time.

“The committee wish to apologise to all concerned for any inconvenience the closure and cancellations may have caused.”

Councillor Ross Vettraino hopes the hall will be open again very soon.

He said: “What happened was that the part of the plaster on the original ceiling broke off and fell through the suspended ceiling underneath and into the hall.

“It’s impossible to guess how long it will take, but we will get it fixed as soon as possible, as it in one of the busiest halls in the Glenrothes area.

“In the meantime, organisations have had to make alternative arrangements.”