Coimhearsnachd Bharraidh agus Bhatarsaidh (Barra and Vatersay Community) Ltd (CBAB) was created in 2005 and is a not for profit company, owned by the community, limited by guarantee, which works for community benefit.


The Company’s mission is “To develop the economic, social and cultural sustainability of the Barra and Vatersay community by harnessing and promoting the quality of its resources, people and environment, for the long term benefit of all the members of our present and future community”.

The company has two objectives:

1. To work with a spectrum of organisations to promote and enable community driven development on Barra and Vatersay.

2. To develop income streams to sustain Coimhearsnachd Bharraigh agus Bhatarsaidh Ltd and enable the company to achieve its social and economic objectives for the community.



In order to assist in achieving Objective 1. a Development Plan was created in 2007 to be distributed to the community of Barra and Vatersay to outline some of the projects currently in progress and its proposed efforts in the immediate future. The Development Plan is structured around six core areas. These six core areas include:

1. People
2. Communities
3. Economy
4. Infrastructure
5. Resources
6. Environment