Coimhearsnachd Bharraidh agus Bhatarsaidh
Coimhearsnachd Bharraidh agus Bhatarsaidh (Barra and Vatersay Community) Limited is a company incorporated as private limited by guarantee SC285873 and a Scottish Charity SC041923

Community Projects:

Northbay Community Initiative

The initiative have undertaken a huge range of works to improve community facilities in the north of Barra. 2005/06 saw a list of 24 objectives set, most of have been achieved ahead of schedule. To date the initiative has raised in excess of £150 000 towards projects. This level of success can be put down to an active, organised, hardworking committee, and broad community backing. Projects include; renovating Northbay hall, building Am Bothan, renewable energy, environmental renewal projects, organising community activities and events, such as the Fete. More detail on Northbay Projects can be found at 

Vatersay Association

On Vatersay the various initiatives have centered on providing facilities for community and protection of the coastal environment from erosion pressures. In this situation crofting interests work very closely with the broader community. In Vatersay a core of volunteers work to assist the broader community from whom they receive wide spread support. Projects Include: beach access planning, hall upgrades, renewable energy, recycling and Vatersay Raiders Exhibition.

Eoligarry Village Association

Eoligarry is a small community at the north of Barra. The village association was recently formed to try to improve facilities and services within the village. A project list was put forward mid 2007.

Iomairt aig an Oir Projects 

Through Iomairt aig an Oir, Community Groups can be assisted in a

number of ways. Groups have access to the Local Development Officer,

who can undertake tasks to assist the group, e.g. fund raising. Groups can

access a small consultancy fund to assist with project planning and

feasibility and they can access development funding, a limited fund

available to help initiate prospective projects.