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20 Sep 2016

HEAVY LIFT SHIP 'HAWK'



An unusual ship passing Brough today.
This is the semi submersible transport vessel ‘Hawk’  on its way from the Cromarty Firth to Broadbay in the Isle of Lewis. There it will lift the Transocean Winner rig (now refloated after running aground) and take it to Turkey to be scrapped.


17 Sep 2016

CONCERT IN THE LIGHTHOUSE STORE, BROUGH BAY 17th SEPT 2016


Concert in the Lighthouse Store
With 'Horse Hair & Harmony'

Susanne Lloyd Jones - Harp     George Pain -Violin 
(there is a video to come shortly)
A great event, over 60 people attended.
Age range 4 to 98

WITH FUNDING FROM 'SPIRIT OF CAITHNESS



















































































































































































16 Sep 2016

CONCERT at LIGHTHOUSE STORE on Saturday

                      CONCERT at LIGHTHOUSE STORE on Saturday
 
Sadly there has been a change of plan. the Campbell Duo have family illness and cannot come, 
Susanne &  George (Harp & Violin) will step in and play their St Giles' programme which they did last month, they will also include some classical songs.

So the event will go ahead, with the cakes
 
The weather forecast for Saturday is good.
 
Come and enjoy the event
 

See you there.

8 Sep 2016

SLIPWAY CLEANING 6th SEPT 2016

Joe, Mick & Joanne slipway cleaning




See the difference, clean stone & concrete.  Joe with the PW


Mick & Joe operate the pressure washer.
Joanne & Eva provide the catering.



Working along the tide line as it goes out.
















Time for a break and leave a mark


 

6 Sep 2016

CAMPBELLS and CAKES

Campbells and Cakes



Music in Thurso invites you to  celebrate National Chamber Music Day on Saturday September 17th at Brough.
Dundee-based duo, Hugh and Vicky Campbell (Flute and Guitar) will present an hour of music in the wonderfully atmospheric Lighthouse Store at Brough Harbour. The concert is free, with donations to Brough Bay Association, and will be at 2.30pm, followed by coffee and cake.
The event has a very personal touch for Music in Thurso's secretary, Susanne Lloyd-Jones, as she, Hugh and Vicky were fellow students at London's Trinity College, before their careers in music took different directions.



This event marks a musical prelude to Music in Thurso's main concert season which begins on Thursday 22nd September at 7.30pm with the Ruisi Quartet in Thurso West Church.
Please note that parking for Brough Bay is on the 'main road' through Brough towards Dunnet Head.  Please do not drive down to the harbour as the track is rutted and space is very limited.

Thank you.

2 Sep 2016

AUTUMN COLOUR AND ART at BROUGH BAY

AUTUMN COLOUR AND ART at BROUGH BAY









































Un Known Artist at work at Brough Harbour










Autum Colour from the tubs & wild flowers





















Primula Scoitica in Moira's tub



29 Aug 2016

Slip Cleaning & Fishing.

Slipway cleaned again with a pressure washer - great result

Tom Sayles with the pressure hose, clearing the slippy green algae
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The clean surface was certainly made launching & retrieving the boat safer for this fishing party


And they returned with a great catch of Cod & Mackerel.



26 Aug 2016

Pentland Canoe Club land at Brough. Bay.

Pentland Canoe Club.

Members of the Pentland Canoe Club landed at Brough Bay after paddling along the Pentland Firth from Harrow Harbour Sunday 21st August 2016


Photo Moira Land.

31 Jul 2016

SEALS VIEW


A view from Brough harbour at 7am today.  Photo by Keith Parkes

2 tugs towing a Singapore registered accommodation rig to Scapa Flow.

The seals of Brough Bay are watching every move




29 Jul 2016

Just a Brief Visit

It's easy to forget just how beautiful Brough Bay is. I was at Dunnet Head and nearly carried on home. But when I made my way down I was rewarded with these sights.
Sometimes because the grand view is so stunning we can overlook the little stories, but the red of the poppies and the wildflowers by the bench make a  great place to sit for awhile.

I'm also very fond of seaweed and the steps make it easier to get down eye to eye with bladder wrack-- sounds like something from a Dr. Who episode.


And of course there is always the grand vista



2 Jul 2016

Slipway cleaning

 Cleaning the slipway with a pressure washer - great result


 It took 3 sessions of cleaning over 3 days to clean the slipway
Thanks to Tom, Dave (Glass), Dave (Kinghorn) & Mick.

Much safer & easier to launch & recover boats, and pleasant to walk down the slipway now.

Now is wait & see how soon we need to repeat the process.

Thanks to Stroupster Community Fund for the grant to hire a pressure washer for the next few months.