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3 Dec 2018

BIRTHDAY, BONFIRE & RSPCA

Dorene Parr had her 90th birthday party at Burifa, Brough in September.

Phil, Clare & Babs had a community Bonfire with lots of great food including an enormous 'Meat & Potato Pie' baked by Phil



Windhaven Cafe, Brough, was open for a one day special on Friday 30th November to raise funds for the RSCA.
There was a big turnout, Sky the husky and their new collie pup came along.

13 Nov 2018

FISHING OFF DUNNET HEAD 13th NOV.

After a day pressure washing the slipway, Joanne & Joe took to the sea and caught some very nice cod.     For the first time they Hot Smoked some of the cod which was delicious.


12 Nov 2018

CLEANING THE SLIPWAY

Even at his time of year the harbour is being well used by divers & fisherman, so hopefully for the last time this year, we are cleaning the slipway



Joe took the first turn using the pressure washer to clean the surface.

Meanwhile, Mick took the opportunity to collect seaweed for the garden, it was very handy close to the slip.


Eva the Greyhound watched on with Joanne the photographer.
In the background is a lady from China, who came all the way to the North of Scotland to do the North Coast 500.

Unfortunately, before we had finished the job, the hose sprung a leak.
So it could be fishing tomorrow while the weather is good.

9 Nov 2018

JUNIPER






 The photo shows a splendid Juniper at the top of the track to the Harbour, on the north side of the burn.
Juniper is scarce in Caithness but Dunnet Head has a scattered population which Caithness Biodiversity Group aims to expand by growing plants from local seed.





On Sunday 4th November the Caithness Countryside Volunteers planted over 100 seedlings at Burifa Hill and other locations.



5 Nov 2018

CREATIVE ART COURSE WITH JULIAN SMITH

If you are not already booked on this event - it might be too late - contact Julian immediately

e-mail   -      smith57ja@gmail.com
website   www.juliansmith-artist.co.uk


11 Aug 2018

CLEANUP SATURDAY 11th AUGUST 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

SLIPWAY MAINTENANCE

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

PRESSURE WASHING THE SLIPWAY TODAY

Alan and Tom at work this morning.

22 Mar 2018

St PATRICK'S DAY CEILIDH


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


STORY TELLING AT BROUGH HARBOUR 28th MAY 2017


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.
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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

STORM CAROLINE 8th 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

PRESSURE WASHING THE SLIPWAY BROUGH 4TH 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.