Merkinch Community Centre

Room Hire

We offer a range of meeting facilities to suit small groups through to conferences of up to 200 delegates. The facility can operate as a venue for your own meeting or training requirements and can assist with various learning and leisure requests.


Merkinch Community Centre has accessible toilet, automatic doors, convenient parking and level entry access. The centre is also all spread across a single ground floor.


Please contact us about your requirements and we can tailor the service to your bespoke requests. 

Equipment Hire

Merkinch Community Centre can supply a variety of equipment for your function. Flipchart, laptop, sound desk and projector are available for hire. Prices below.

Hire Prices

Follow the link below for a full hire price list of our rooms and services

Hospitality Prices

Follow the link below for our Hospitality service.

Booking Form

If you are interested in booking any of our Facilities please download our Booking form


Merkinch Community Centre are very proud of the community minibus which is used by community groups and available to book.  It is a Mercedes model and has a low floor access.  We are so grateful to Highland Cross for a very large donation to this bus and also Crerar Trust, National Lottery and Roberston Trust.
In order to book the use of the bus, we require a competent driver over 25yrs old and must have a trial lesson with one of our regular drivers. 
Your license requirements

D1(101) licenceIf you passed your driving test before 1997, your D1 licence would automatically include the code 101. This code means that you can drive a minibus, with between 9 – 17 seats, including the driver, on a ‘not for hire-or-reward’ basis.


This entitlement will stay on your licence until the age of 70 unless it is removed beforehand. With a D1(101) licence category, you are permitted to drive a minibus under a section 19 or section 22 permit. There are no weight restrictions on driving a minibus with this licence category.


D1 licence  If you passed your driving test after 1997, you would need to gain your D1 licence category by test. This will enable you to drive any minibus of 9 – 17 seats, including the driver, and be paid for doing so.