EXPERIENCE COMUNN EACHDRAIDH BHARRAIDH AGUS BHATARSAIDH

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COMUNN EACHDRAIDH BHARRAIDH AGUS BHATARSAIDH AT A GLANCE

A Bit of Background

The centre houses artefacts, documents, photographs, archives and collections on the history and culture of Barra & Vatersay.


Formed in 1995 to conserve and promote the culture and heritage of the islands of Barra and Vatersay, the Historical Society collects artefacts, documents and photographs, and has built up extensive archives and collections. It arranges exhibitions, displays and events of a social and educational nature.

Dualchas:
Since opening in 1996, Barra Heritage Centre has welcomed people from all over the world who have a keen interest in learning the history and culture on Barra and the Barra isles.

The centre is well situated and is within walking distance of the main street in Barra’s main and most populated village of Castlebay overlooking the famous Kisimul Castle and the islands south of Barra.

 
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INFORMATION

OPENING TIMES

Sorry but closed (opening again 2022)

ADMISSION

£4.00 for Adults
Under 15 year olds free

SERVICE

Information and Archives

EDUCATION

One Step at a Time

 
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BARRA HOMECOMING 2023

Calling All Emigrants

This is to celebrate and mark the occasion of the centenary of emigration to Canada between 1922 – 1924. 

COMUNN EACHDRAIDH BHARRAIDH ‘S BHATARSAIDH (Barra and Vatersay Heritage Society) will be staging a programme of events between Sunday 4th June to Friday 9th June 2023. 

This advance press release is calling for descendants of emigrants who may wish to visit the island of their forefathers to participate in this landmark celebration. 

Anyone with a possible interest, please make contact with the Heritage Centre. 

Programme details and accommodation options will be forwarded at a later date to all those who register an advance interest. 

Please contact via e-mail: barraheritage@btconnect.com 

 
 

Dualchas Heritage CentreCastlebay, Isle of Barra, HS9 5XD

01871 810 413

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