11 Aug 2018


The Team were out in force, pressure washing the slipway and making preparations for the 
Harbour Day , Saturday 18th August.

 Carol Breckenridge;     Alison Hay;    Maggie Kinghorn

 Tom Sayles;  Malcolm Hoare;  Kevin Coetzee 

Alison Hay;   Julie Patterson

Kevin Coetzee  :  Tom Sayles

  Rachel Remnant; Julie Patterson; 

Charlie & Archie Elderton

28 Apr 2018


The harbour came through the winter undamaged but some pointing on the slipway is needed .

Volunteers pointed the upper slipway today. The lower part will be done at a spring tide.


Job Done.

22 Apr 2018

Work Day at Brough Bay

Brough Bay members turned out in force on a beautiful sunny Saturday morning to clean the slipway. For some of us it was our first go with the fab new salt-water pressure washer – great fun! 

Taking part were David Glass, Tom Sayles, Angela & Keith Nicholson, Carol Breckenridge, Jean Lyall, Alan Heywood and Norman Brockie.

21 Apr 2018


Alan and Tom at work this morning.

22 Mar 2018


Lyall & Isobel Rennie

John & Adam Brotherston ( The Callants) with Nancy Foggo

Joanne & Joe Kaar, a touch of authentic Irish as Joe is from Cork and he made the traditional Irish wooden flute that Joanne is playing.

Pete & Chris Nichol, who are regulars at Brough Bay events, are joined by percussionist Andy Webster and they perform under the Banner 'Scaraben.

There is no stopping Issie with her enthusiastic performance of her slightly risky  songs & stories.

Moira land 'Wearing of the Green' with shamrock from Ireland and bright green stockings delivers  some Irish limericks    
Thanks to 'Spirit of Caithness' for their support which made this event possible

1 Mar 2018


A great event with Bob Pegg including youngsters in the event

15 Feb 2018

St Patrick's Day Ceilidh & AGM

Wednesday 14th March 2018 at the Northern Sands Hotel Dunnet.
AGM  7:00pm                 Ceilidh  8:00pm
We are bringing out the Irish in our local musicians,
The Callants are rehearsing their favorite Irish songs
from the Dubliners to the Clancy Brothers and many more.

Here are some clips from their Scottish Collection to give a flavor of their performance.
Other local artists will include 
Scaraben and Nancy Foggo.
These are also rehearsing their favorite Tunes & Songs.
And no doubt there will be many more musicians on the Night.
Admission is Free and light refreshments are provided 
There will be a donation box as the Ceilidh is a fund raising event to support 
the maintenance and improvements to Brough Harbour.

The AGM is for members only, though new members will be welcome - join at the door.

To reserve a place at the Ceilidh,  please e-mail   events@broughbay.org   or phone 01847 851 605

8 Dec 2017


Now the worst is over it is fit to take a look at the Harbour.

11:30 hrs,  about an hour before high water. Only a 4.68m tide as we are well past the full moon.

7 Nov 2017


Tom Sayles, David Glass, Joe Kaar & Dave Kinghorn cleaning the slipway with our new seawater pressure washer. Joanne Kaar photographer.

There is still more to do and we are looking for volunteers to complete the job.
 e-mail -  info@broughbay.org  If you want to volunteer.

10 Sep 2017

Super Sounds from Susie Simpson ...

Brough Bay was alive to the sound of music last Saturday as we held our annual Bothy Night for around 60 local residents and friends.  The guest musicians were the Inverness-based Susie Simpson Trio of two accordions & fiddle and they treated everyone to a wonderful evening of music.

The sunshine on the sea and the cletts provided the perfect backdrop to the delicious supper provided.

 Convivial conversation.

Coffee, cake and the Cletts 

Local musicians joined in to make the evening go with a swing!
Guitars, Flute, Fiddles, Banjo and Clarsach.

Many thanks to the Spirit of Caithness who supported this event. 

2 Sep 2017

Another brilliant bothy night

No doubt others will be posting photos here, but I claim the right to be first! It was a double pleasure to me to be back at Brough Bay and seeing my friends since I have been away for some time.  The music was lovely, and the night was perfect for exploring the beach as the tide came in.
And to top it all off-- a lovely supper. Brilliant.

1 Aug 2017

September with the Simpsons ....

Come and join us for our annual 'Bothy Night' on Saturday 2nd September, 5pm.

The warmth and hospitality will be enhanced by the wood burning stove and the scrumptious supper. Bring your own bottle.
Free admission. Donations in aid of Brough Bay Association

Our guest musicians this year are the Susie Simpson Trio from Inverness

Susie Simpson started playing accordion at the age of 15, after playing clarinet for many years in school. She formed the Braehead Band in Caithness before moving to Inverness 19 years ago, where she now performs as a soloist or as part of her Scottish Dance Band. Her 5 piece band recorded their first CD 2 years ago.
Gillian Stephenson  started playing fiddle when she was 10 years old and  currently plays with several bands including Susie and the Jock Fraser Dance Band.  She has played in Susie's band for the past 4 years.  Gillian is a supervisor and tutor with Feis Rois
Ian “Jock” Fraser is a multi-talented entertainer from Inverness. He plays accordion, piano and is very well known for his cabaret acts and impersonations of well known Scottish entertainers. Jock has had his own Scottish Dance Band for many years.
The trio perform together at Old Time and Scottish Country Dances as well as Accordion and Fiddle Clubs throughout Scotland.

22 Jul 2017


Harbour maintenance never ceases! Today volunteers placed concrete under the seawall where it has been undermined by storms.


A visitor from Kingussie sets off from the slipway in his kayak this morning.

13 Jul 2017


9th July 2107
Brough Bay Association is extremely pleased with their Clarsach & Crean Teas event which attracted over 80 revellers from around the county, Europe & New Zealand,  who turned out on a glorious Sunday after noon at the Lighthouse Store at Brough Harbour

4 harpists playing in the Lighthouse store.
        Left to right  Bernadette Nicol, Lexie Watson, Susanne Lloyd-Jones, Estie Broughton, 
        Phyllida  Sayles