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IAIN'S PICTURE BLOG.
A collection of pics and comments reflecting Barra & Vatersay through my camera lens.
Sheltered Moorings
Iain
03/24/2010, Northbay

This is Northbay's smaller pier. An upgrade has been in progress for some time now for the smaller lobster boats and crabbers. Pictured here are Mac Innes Brothers constructing a breakwater and creating a sheltered lagoon for the smaller boats to seek refuge in from the devastating Easterly gales that winter bring along.

Allan MacLeod
Iain
03/22/2010, Barra

Pictured here is Allan MacLeod. Allan is the chief coffee/teasmaid at the local support meetings held twice weekly in Barra. Meetings which are open to anyone that requires help or support are at 11am -1pm on Mondays and 6pm-9pm on Fridays. Are you trying to give up smoking or drinking, are you depressed or if you just need a friend to have a coffee with or talk to come along you'll be made welcome
Photo by Iain.

Johny Eastwood
Iain
01/11/2010, Vatersay

Vatersay was host to the brother of the reknown actor Clint Eastwood. Pictured here is his lesser know brother Johny.


Photo by Iain.

Daisy
Iain
08/01/2008, Vatersay

Cute little Daisy is the latest addition to the Gilles family



Photo by Iain

Barra Golf Coarse
Iain.
05/18/2008, Barra

Pictured here is the latest extention to the Ard Ghrienn Golf Coarse in Barra. There aren't many golf clubs in the world that have the cheeks to boast about having a 19th hole on their coarse.


Photo by Unknown
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Caolis Marina
Iain
05/04/2008, Vatersay.

This is a picture of Caolis Marina.




Photo by Iain.

Summertime
Iain
05/04/2008, Barra

Vatersay Boys (drummer) Donnie MacNeil has finally hoisted the flags to welcome Summer 2008 to Barra.



Photo by Iain

Captain Sensible
Iain.
04/03/2008, Northbay

Captain Sensible although not quite able to speak signs the answer when I asked him "how many of ME can you see"



Photo by Iain.

Aquarius
Iain.
03/21/2008, Lochinver

This is the latest addition to the Barra fishing fleet. The picture was taken in Lochinver just prior to setting sail for Barra. The Aquarius is set up for twin rigging for prawns. I believe that at 66 feet it's the second biggest boat in the Barra fleet beaten only by the Prowess.


Photo by Iain.

Adventurer II
Iain
03/21/2008, Fraswerburgh

This is the Adventurer II INS 8 lying at berth in Fraserburgh harbour.



Photo by Iain.

Coastgaurd Copter
Iain
03/13/2008, Castlebay

The Stornoway Coastgaurd helicopter in a combined exercise with the Barra Island Lifeboat. The helicopter is pictured here when the pilot stopped the engine to have a quick smoke break.



Photo by Iain.

First Class
Iain.
03/11/2008, Castlebay

It's been made official. These two lovely ladies, Rachael & Catherine have been officially stamped as being First Class.



Photo by Iain.

Walking on Water
Iain.
03/11/2008, Castlebay

It wood appear that the Barra Island Lifeboat's brand new first class stamp is well worth walking on water for.


Photo by Iain
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The Pot of Gold
Iain.
03/11/2008, Castlebay

I think we can finally see the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and it's none other than our own beautiful lifesaving lady Catherine Lilian.



Photo by Iain.

A Hoot
Iain
03/11/2008, Castlebay

Wasn't that just a HOOT.



Photo by Iain.

New Zealand Sunset
Iain.
02/24/2008, New Zealand

This is a picture sent by Richard in New Zealand. It's a picture of a sunset downunder and was taken from aboard the Braveheart 100 miles of the N.Z. coast.



Photo by Richard.

Little Bonnie
Iain.
02/24/2008, New Zealand

In this picture we have Richards daughter Fiona with her baby daughter Bonnie.



Photo by Richard

Bonnie again
Iain.
02/24/2008, New Zealand

This is Richard's family, his wife Janet is standing above his daughter Fiona and grand-daughter Bonnie.


Photo by Richard.

Barra Blissard
Iain
02/09/2008, Castlebay

Barra was hit by the worst blissard of 2008. Pictured here is Castlebay buried deeply in snow from the record breaking blissard of the year. It was a good job I had patched my great great grandfathers thermal long johns.


Photo by Micheal a Chruich

Lifeboat Exercise
Iain
01/25/2008, Morro Bay California

Large storm swells reached Morro Bay California on December 4, 2007, bringing 15-20 foot swells with some plus sets. A U.S. Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Life Boat was out for practice maneuvers in the large surf, which is not unusual. However, a large wave hit that was probably more than they bargained for...at least it's the hardest I've ever seen them get hit. The air was filled with mist, and they were quite distant, so at times were just a shadow in the mist. I've adjusted them for better visibility, however the quality of the photos is not the greatest due to the above conditions, and futile attempts to keep the lens dry.


Photographer Unknown

Big Wave
Iain.
01/25/2008, Morro Bay California

Lifeboat exercise





Photographer Unknown

Big Wave
Iain
01/25/2008, Morro Bay California

Lifeboat exercise





Photographer Unknown

Big Wave
Iain.
01/25/2008, Morro Bay California

Lifeboat exercise




Photographer Unknown

Big Wave1
Iain
01/25/2008, Morro Bay California

Lifeboat exercise



Photographer Unknown

Catherine
Iain.
01/24/2008, Kenya

This Is Catherine. Catherine is from Kenya and works for ACTS. Assist a Child to School (ACTS) is a registered charity that has been operating in the schools of a slum area named Kongowea in the suburbs of Mombasa for over 13 years.
Kongowea, a slum area north of Mombasa town, which is the target area of ACTS, is a typical example of urban poverty. Poverty limits the ability of parents to pay for their children's education. Consequently, most children are unable to pursue higher education beyond standard eight. It is against this background that ACTS was founded in 1993 with the objective of enabling children in need to access quality education and training thereby enhancing their chances of a secure future. ACTS was registered in Kenya in 1998 and in the UK in the year 2000. Sponser a child on:- Schools 4 Kids and make a difference.

Cindy
Iain
10/09/2007, Australia

This is the extremely beautiful Cindy. Cindy is from Port Macquarie in New South Wales Australia. Now I'm beginning to understand why all the British men are emigrating to Australia.


Photo by Tony Crowe




Weir family
Iain.
09/30/2007, Barra

This is the Weir family who were up in Barra celebrating a 50th birthday. They are Kirsty, Ewan (9) Ross (6months) and Kirsty's husband Paul. Kirsty's husband Paul is the birthday boy

Photo by Weir family.

Babby Ross.
Iain
09/30/2007, Vatersay

This is the cute little 6 month old Ross Weir pictured with his dad Paul on the west beach of Vatersay.



Picture by Kirsty Weir

Ewan Weir
Iain.
09/30/2007, Barra

This is Ewan Weir in Kisimul castle while on a visit to Barra.




Photo by Kirsty Weir.

MacNeils
Iain.
09/29/2007, `Barra

Can anyone identify the MacNeils in this picture.

I have attached a pic from my dad of his new best friends the McNeils whom he met while on a flight to you know where.
I gave my dad a flight to Barra for his 83rd birthday and he was royally entertained by the McNeils he met on the flight and given a tour of the island in the 80mins between flights. it was a very memorable day for him and the rest of our family have not heard the end of it! These kind folks gave him some true island hospitality and he was thrilled to bits.
Do you know them and can you pass on a contact address to :- iainvat1967@btinternet.com

Photo from FAFB

Catherine
Iain.
09/29/2007, Barra.

This is the lovely life saving lady, Catherine MacNeil. This was taken while we were out on one of our weekly training exercises


Photo by Iain.

Annie Jane Monument
Iain
09/26/2007, Vatersay

This is the mounument for the 350 souls lost on the sailing boat the Annie Jane. The Annie Jane was on her maiden voyage from Liverpool to Quebec when it ran into a storm west of Barra. The boat is believed to have mistaken the west beach on Vatersay for a sound while retreating from the storm and went on the rocks. The vessel was owned by two sisters hence the name Annie Jane.


Photo by Iain.

Husband Wanted
Iain
09/22/2007, United Kingdom

My name is Rosalie Nuņez I am a single 33 year old Philipino woman searching for a nice, kind and truthful man to marry. Anyone that thinks he fit's the afore mentioned discription, please get in touch with my friend Iain at iainvat1967@hotmail.co.uk who will forward your messages to me. Rosalie Nuņez.

Photo by Rosalie Nuņez.

Theena
Iain
09/22/2007, Philopines

This is a picture of the Beautiful Theena. Theena is a 22 year old girl from the Philopines and a new fan of my little humble blog.



Photo by Theena.

Catherine's Wedding
Iain
09/10/2007, Vatersay

My sister Catherine and her husband Archie signing the register after getting married in Vatersay church.

Eoin's Wedding
Iain
08/21/2007, Vatersay

This is pictures of Eoin MacLeods wedding in Vatersay.


Photo sent in by Fiona.

Eoin's wedding
Iain
08/21/2007, Vatersay

This is pictures of Eoin MacLeods wedding in Vatersay.


Photo sent in by Fiona.

Eoin's Wedding
Iain`
08/21/2007, Vatersay

This is pictures of Eoin MacLeods wedding in Vatersay.


Photo sent in by Fiona.

MacNeil Clan Ceilidh
Iain
08/10/2007, Barra

The MacNeil Clan's family ceilidh was a roaring success once again> There was a lot of local talent combined with professional talent from around the globe.
Pictured here are 3 generations of my visiting cousins from Glasgow enjoying the Ceilidh. In order of age is Nan the oldest her daughter Mairi and her grand-daughter Morven. On the far right is a visiting priest that accompanied them on their holiday.


Phoyo by Iain.

Australian Model
Iain
07/25/2007, Australia

This gorgeous 21 year old model is a growing fan of my little blog. It was her that prompted me to update it and as I had no photos to do so with she supplied the photo. I've been friends with Sarah Louise for sometime now and as you can see by her beauty she was originally from the UK. She set of to find her fortune at the tender age of 3 and by golly she's blossomed into a beautiful rose.

Photo by Sarah Louise.

Eoligarry Jetty
Iain.
07/25/2007, Barra

This is Eoligarry jetty where the Ludag ferry used to run to before Eriskay got their causeway. Now we've bypassed the little jetty for a bigger jetty to accomodate our car ferry between Barra and Eriskay. The bigger jetty is situated in Ardmhor.



Photo by Micheal a Chruidh

Northbay
Iain
07/25/2007, Barra

This is a bird's eye view of the sea loch running west from Northbay pier to the round Barra road.


Photo from Micheal a Chruidh

Northbay church
Iain
07/25/2007, Barra

This is Northbay catholic church.



Photo by Micheal a Chruidh

Kisimul castle
Iain
07/25/2007, Barra

This is Kisimul castle, the castle that gives Castlebay it's name. This castle is the strong hold and seat of the chief of the clan MacNeil. It's built on a tiny island engulfing it entirely.



Photo by Micheal a Chruidh

Fishermans race
Iain
07/25/2007, Barra

Fishermans Race




Photo by Mhicheal a chruidh

Fishermans race
Iain
07/25/2007, Barra

The Fishermans Race


Photo by Micheal a Chruidh

Fishermans race
Iain
07/25/2007, Barra

Fishermans Race




Photo by Mhicheal a chruidh

Fishermans race
Iain
07/25/2007, Barra

Fishermans Race




Photo by Mhicheal a chruidh

Boy James
Iain.
07/24/2007, Vatersay

The Boy James heading to the anchor after bunkering up with fuel. The Boy james is Donald MacLeod's boat, Donald runs the Barra Fishing Charters and runs trips to the surronding uninhabited islands on top of the angling trips.
Barra Fishing Charters Phone :-01871890384.

Photo by Iain.

Changeover
Iain.
07/24/2007, Vatersay

The Spray alongside after a long day at sea in the West. Donald William was changing over from net gear to the creel gear.


Photo by Iain.

 

 
 
 

 
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