21 Aug 2018

BBA HARBOUR DAY QUIZ ANSWERS


Brough Bay Association Harbour day Quiz Answers.

[1] 1830

[2]  The Northern Lighthouse Board

[3]  Above the door.

[4]  By horse-drawn carts

[5]  The ship that delivered coal and oil to Brough

[6]  He built the lighthouse.  He built many lighthouses      in Scotland --  born1772/ died 1850

[7]  Brough fishwives walked to Thurso carrying the catch
    
[8]   1976

[9]  The Castle of Brough stands on a long narrow promontory to the North of the village of Brough,  [map] protected from the mainland by a broad, flat bottomed ditch some 40 feet wide and about 12 feet deep.

[10]  It is the most Northerly numbered road on the mainland of Scotlsand

[11] From the name for the ancient Scottish fortifications  ---  Brochs

[12] At the St. John’s Pool Bird Reserve

[13] To counter the trade in bird feather plumes for ladies hats in Victorian times

[14]  Easter Head

SEE THE EARLIER BLOG TO SEE PICTURES OF THE DAY

BROUGH BAY HARBOUR DAY 2018










Stone Skimming










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.