7 Dec 2015


11am on Saturday 5th Dec saw the official opening of the New Brough Harbour Path Steps & seats.   

 John Thurso gave presentation then introduced the ribbon cutters, the youngest & oldest inhabitants of Brough.
Hanna Broughton aged 3, & Ella Coghill aged 89. 
Piper Cameron Halle  played as the 60+  guests arrived, then when the path was opened, led a procession to the seating area.
With the gorgeous refreshments provided  in the Lighthouse store, the musicians, Piper Cameron Halle, Joanne & Joe Kaar, Susanne & George, plus a tot of whisky provided by David Glass, it was no wonder that the guests lingered for a couple of hours.

 Brough Bay Association also wishes to thank local contractors who gave their services / materials at a significant discount, and in some cases free of charge. Anthony Eastwood;  Gordon Robertson; A & W Sinclair; Caithness Stone Industries; Subsea 7.
The construction was made possible because of the financial assistance from 'PATHS FOR ALL',

And the hard work of almost 30 volunteers who constructed the path, steps & installed the seats. 

Thanks also to John Thurso for giving the presentation, and also Moira Land who allowed us to use the Lighthouse store, and all those who attended the opening and making it a great success. 

Here are a few pics by Keith Parkes - thanks Keith.  If you have any of the opening we would appreciate them. 



17 Nov 2015

Opening of the New Path, Seat & Steps

Official Opening of the New Path Seat & steps will take place on

Saturday 5th Dec

at 11am

The ribbon will be cut by the youngest & oldest residents of Brough
There will be refreshments & Music
so please come along and support the work being bone by Brough Bay Association
This picture is from the NC500 facebook
I think you will agree it is amazing
Taken by
Graham MacKay
of Thurso


29 Sept 2015

Seat in Place, Job almost done. 29th Sept 2015

A valiant effort by the team over the weekend,  putting the seat on place and finishing the sleeper retaining wall.  Looks amazing.  The job was made very difficult when the team were supplied with a very quick setting resin (15 min) when they expected to have 2hr working time.
Here are a few pics


24 Aug 2015

More great progres on the path

Fantastic turn outs on numerous work days during August.
The steps are finished, the path is almost finished, waiting for the new slate bench.   Some wild flowers have been planted along side the path. This is really great progress and it is looking amazing.   It is going to be a fantastic asset to the harbour and the Association.
Public reaction has been very complementary and  the path & steps being well used.    One party of about 15 people had a picnic sitting on the sleepers along the path.   Others have found the access to the shore much easier with the steps.
This project has been made possible with funding from;
                                                       "Paths for all"
Here are some more pics;


6 Aug 2015

Progress on the new path & steps

Progress to date on the New paths & steps
Thanks to all the volunteers who have helped so far - (most not pictured)
10am to noon
Hope to see you then,

27 Jul 2015

New path & steps.

On Saturday work started making the new steps to the shore beyond the Lighthouse store.
Dave had done some initial work excavating the sand and stone to a firm foundation.

Tom, Mick, Joan & Dave did a great job making shuttering and a big job, mixing a vast amount of concrete to fill the foundations

How many Fergies does it take to make a step ??