Basic Site Details

Name: Tain Town Hall
Town, district or village: Tain
City or county: Ross and Cromarty
Country: Scotland
Parish: Tain
Grid ref:
Notes: An offer by the Inverness Cinema Company to lease Tain Town Hall as a picture house for five years was accepted by the Town Council. The company will install talking picture apparatus and will re-seat the hall at a total cost of 1,700. [Builder 27 April 1934, p733]

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Town hall  
Item 2 of 2Cinema Converted for use as a cinema in the 1920s or 1930s

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Tower StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31874 Journal reference 
Item 2 of 31903 Journal referenceAndrew Carnegie opened Town Hall after interior inprovements
Item 3 of 31934 Alteration/conversionConversion to cinema


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 6Andrew MaitlandArchitectA1874  
Item 2 of 6Andrew Maitland IIArchitectA1874 Working in father's firm prior to partnership
Item 3 of 6James MaitlandArchitectA1874 Working in father's firm prior to partnership
Item 4 of 6A Maitland & SonsArchitectural practiceB1903 Improvements
Item 5 of 6Andrew Gordon MaitlandArchitectB1903 Improvements
Item 6 of 6James MaitlandArchitectB1903 Improvements


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Carnegie, AndrewInterior improvements of 1903


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of Scottish Cinemas website and databaseFrom HS list February 2008

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder27 April 1934  p733
Item 2 of 4Inverness Advertiser31 March 1874   
Item 3 of 4Inverness Advertiser20 January 1876   
Item 4 of 4Ross-shire Journal1903   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Neil DarlingtonInformation sent via DSA website Sent June 2009
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register41918