Isle Of Barra News
How much does it cost to live on a Scottish island? - Scotsman Tue, 24 May 2016 16:55:53 GMT
Scotsman
How much does it cost to live on a Scottish island?ScotsmanShops such as Buth Bharraigh on Barra aim to showcase the best of island food while supporting local producers. Yet getting the weekly shop sorted for full-time residents can be a challenge. Weekly groceries for a single person on a remote island ...and more »
Isle of Barra oyster farm plans expansion with HIE funding - Herald Scotland Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:23:25 GMT
Herald Scotland
Isle of Barra oyster farm plans expansion with HIE fundingHerald ScotlandAN Isle of Barra oyster farming business, in which family-owned Scottish food group AP Jess has acquired a majority interest, is targeting expansion after receiving nearly ?500,000 of public funding. A spokesman for Highlands and Islands Enterprise ...Barra oyster farm wins support from HIEFor ArgyllBarra oyster business to expand with help from HIEBBC Newsall 5 news articles »
Humpback whale found dead on Isle of Barra - BBC News Wed, 02 Mar 2016 13:20:28 GMT
BBC News
Humpback whale found dead on Isle of BarraBBC NewsA dead humpback whale has been found washed up on the Isle of Barra in the Western Isles. The 26ft-long (7.9m) juvenile male was discovered on its back at Traigh Hamara at the southern end of the island on Tuesday. A spokeswoman for the Scottish ...
Marine Harvest plans Rum site - Fish Update Mon, 23 May 2016 10:35:00 GMT
Marine Harvest plans Rum siteFish UpdateSince 2009 Marine Harvest has opened new farms off Barra, the Isle of Muck and Colonsay. Ben Hadfield (pictured), managing director for Marine Harvest Scotland, said: 'Demand for our product continues to grow and farmed salmon is one of Scotland's top ...and more »
Barra badly hit by ferry strike action - Aberdeen Press and Journal Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:32:01 GMT
Aberdeen Press and Journal
Barra badly hit by ferry strike actionAberdeen Press and JournalThe island of Barra in the Western Isles has been severely hit by the ferry workers' industrial action. The island is left without a link to the mainland until Sunday, causing a major financial and logistical headache for the island's important fishing ...
Hundreds of new jobs created - Stornoway Gazette Fri, 20 May 2016 10:02:18 GMT
Stornoway Gazette
Hundreds of new jobs createdStornoway GazetteThe community led Lochboisdale Port of Entry was opened in September in one of the most fragile villages in the Uists. Furthermore, 17 jobs were created following the opening of the Isle of Harris Distillery in Tarbert. Also, with ?2.8m investment from ...
Golf on the edge as Barra club seeks shelter from the storm - Herald Scotland Sat, 06 Feb 2016 01:32:28 GMT
Herald Scotland
Golf on the edge as Barra club seeks shelter from the stormHerald Scotland"There's no such thing as a fair weather golfer on Barra," suggested Murdoch MacKinnon, the captain of the Hebridean island's golf club. "We are all weather golfers." As the United Kingdom's most westerly course, Barra Golf Club regularly gets visited ...and more »
Fisherman lost at sea after falling overboard named - STV News Wed, 20 Apr 2016 23:11:55 GMT
STV News
Fisherman lost at sea after falling overboard namedSTV NewsThe skipper of a fishing boat that sank off Mingulay in the Western Isles earlier this month also remains missing. Chris Morrison, 27, and Martin Johnstone, 29, both died when the crab trawler Louisa went down south of Barra on April 9. Paul Alliston ...International search for missing fisherman called offSTV Aberdeenall 26 news articles »
Island in mourning following sudden unexplained death of popular restaurant owner - Aberdeen Press and Journal Fri, 19 Jun 2015 06:03:01 GMT
Aberdeen Press and Journal
Island in mourning following sudden unexplained death of popular restaurant ownerAberdeen Press and JournalRohail Bari ran the Indian restaurant Cafe Kisimul in Castlebay for years after moving to Barra with wife Pauline in 2002. Mr Bari, 53, was discovered dead at his home on Barra on Monday. Police are treating the death as unexplained until a postmortem ...
Island's frustration over mobile phone problems - Press and Journal Thu, 19 May 2016 15:07:02 GMT
Press and Journal
Island's frustration over mobile phone problemsPress and JournalMobile phone customers on the isle of Barra have voiced their frustration after having little or no signal for two months. A public Facebook Page "I Live on Barra and My Orange/EE Signal is Down Yet Again!" has 320 members and is filled with complaints ...
Kayaker Chris Denehy rescues dolphin Isle of Barra Hebrides Scotland - Metro Thu, 02 Jul 2015 06:00:14 GMT
Metro
Kayaker Chris Denehy rescues dolphin Isle of Barra Hebrides ScotlandMetroThis footage - and its fancy soundtrack - show the moment a dolphin that had become tangled in seaweed helped free by three people paddling along in kayaks. A worried postman spotted the distressed creature during his morning round on the Isle of Barra ...Kayakers free young dolphin trapped in seaweed off Isle of Barrastv.tvVIDEO: Scots kayakers save dolphin from drowningScotsmanWatch amazing video as kayakers free three trapped dolphins off the coast of ScotlandScottish Daily RecordScotland Now -Deadline Newsall 10 news articles »
o Great Britain's most westerly golf course threatened with closure - bunkered Tue, 16 Feb 2016 16:01:35 GMT
bunkered
o Great Britain's most westerly golf course threatened with closurebunkeredBuilt in 1992, Isle of Barra's nine-hole layout features stunning views across the Atlantic Ocean, with visitors travelling from countries such Australia and Canada to play the unique course, which is maintained by volunteer members and where the ...
Sunken trawler's owners 'devastated' by loss of crewmen - STV News Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:37:54 GMT
STV News
Sunken trawler's owners 'devastated' by loss of crewmenSTV NewsThe owners of a crab trawler that sank off the Outer Hebrides are "devastated" by the deaths of two of its crew. Chris Morrison, 27, and Martin Johnstone, 29, died when the Louisa sank at anchor near Mingulay, south of Barra, on Saturday. Paul Alliston ...
Reviews: Karen Matheson; Joe Bonamassa; Mat Zo; Melody Pool; Pinchgut Opera - The Australian Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:00:53 GMT
Reviews: Karen Matheson; Joe Bonamassa; Mat Zo; Melody Pool; Pinchgut OperaThe AustralianBarra, one of the most southerly of the inhabited islands in the Outer Hebrides chain, provided the inspiration for Karen Matheson's first exclusively Gaelic album, Urram, in which Capercaillie's lead singer revisits her heritage and lilting native ...
Thousands raised for children of island fisherman killed at sea - Press and Journal Wed, 13 Apr 2016 07:24:31 GMT
Press and Journal
Thousands raised for children of island fisherman killed at seaPress and JournalMr Armstrong, understood to originally be from Culbokie on the Black Isle, abandoned the life raft and clung on to the rocks until he was picked up by Barra lifeboat. He was airlifted to the Western Isles Hospital in Stornoway, before being discharged.Survivor tells of Louisa sinking off MingulayBBC NewsSearch goes on for the one missing fishermanHerald Scotlandall 12 news articles »
Major investigation after the worst local fishing tragedy in 50 years - Press and Journal Mon, 11 Apr 2016 08:00:06 GMT
The Guardian
Major investigation after the worst local fishing tragedy in 50 yearsPress and JournalMr Armstrong, who is in his 20s and lives in Stornoway, successfully made it, and clung onto the rocks until he was picked up by Barra lifeboat. He was airlifted to the Western Isles Hospital in Stornoway, before being discharged. The other man who ...Crew 'made it to their life raft' as fishing boat sankSTV NewsTrawler tragedy survivor swam from sinking boatExpress.co.ukHunt for fisherman who swam from sinking vesselThe Times (subscription)Fish Update -The Guardian -Island News & Advertiserall 70 news articles »
Wreck of fishing boat to be raised after fatal sinking - STV News Mon, 09 May 2016 12:26:29 GMT
STV News
Wreck of fishing boat to be raised after fatal sinkingSTV NewsA spokesman for Benbecula Coastguard said: "On Saturday, HM Coastguard Benbecula and Griminish detached to Barra to assist Barra Coastguard, Barra RNLI and Police Scotland in the continuing search for the missing crewman from the fishing vessel Louisa ...
Crew 'made it to their life raft' as fishing boat sank - STV News Sun, 10 Apr 2016 17:29:33 GMT
The Guardian
Crew 'made it to their life raft' as fishing boat sankSTV NewsThe four crew members of the fishing boat which sank off the Western Isles of Scotland made it to their life raft but only one made it to the shore, according to a senior fishermen's charity figure. Two bodies were found after the Louisa sank early on ...Two bodies recovered after fishing boat sinks off Western IslesThe GuardianTrawler tragedy survivor swam from sinking boatExpress.co.ukHunt for fisherman who swam from sinking vesselThe Times (subscription)Fish Update -Ross-Shire Journal -Island News & Advertiserall 70 news articles »
Western Isles: 2 dead and 1 still missing after fishing boat sinks off the coast of the Outer Hebrides - International Business Times UK Sat, 09 Apr 2016 14:52:00 GMT
International Business Times UK
Western Isles: 2 dead and 1 still missing after fishing boat sinks off the coast of the Outer HebridesInternational Business Times UKA lifeboat from Barra RNLI, roughly 12 miles away, and a rescue helicopter from Prestwick are continuing the search for the missing sailor. The vessel, which is based on the Isle of Lewis to the north, activated its emergency beacon near Mingulay ...Crew 'made it to their life raft' as fishing boat sankSTV NewsTwo bodies recovered after fishing boat sinks off Western IslesThe GuardianTrawler tragedy survivor swam from sinking boatExpress.co.ukThe Times (subscription) -Ross-Shire Journalall 70 news articles »
Fishing vessel sinks off Scotland's Western Isles - Daily Mail Sat, 09 Apr 2016 12:29:11 GMT
Daily Mail
Fishing vessel sinks off Scotland's Western IslesDaily MailFollowing the discovery of the bodies, an air and sea search for the remaining missing man was scaled back and the Barra Lifeboat stood down shortly before 6.30pm. Tributes to the crew have been posted online. Clyde Fishermen's Association (CFA) wrote: ...Western Isles: 2 dead and 1 still missing after fishing boat sinks off the coast of the Outer HebridesInternational Business Times UKCrew 'made it to their life raft' as fishing boat sankSTV NewsTwo bodies recovered after fishing boat sinks off Western IslesThe GuardianExpress.co.uk -The Times (subscription)all 70 news articles »
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