Sign for Dualchas Heritage Centre, Barra

Barra & Vatersay Historical Society

Barra and Vatersay Historical Society was established in 1995 to preserve and promote the heritage of Barra, Vatersay and the smaller islands to the south known as the Bishop’s Isles.

Opening times: seasonal - refer to website of Barra Heritage & Cultural Centre for further details.

Admission: £6.00 for adults; under 14 year olds free.

Website of Barra Heritage & Cultural Centre

Address

Dualchas
Barra Heritage & Cultural Centre
Castlebay
Barra
HS9 5XD

Telephone

01871 810413

About

Barra & Vatersay Historical Society was formed in 1995 to preserve and promote the heritage and culture of Barra, Vatersay and the smaller islands to the south known as the Bishop’s Isles.  The Society collects artefacts, archives, photographs and information relating to these islands and organises a programme of exhibitions, displays and events at its Dualchas Heritage Centre in Castlebay. It also provides genealogical information.

Collections

  • Photographs
  • Subject files on local topics
  • Castlebay School 1940-1962 (excluding log books and admission registers)
  • Admission registers, attendance registers and log books for Craigston School, 1875-2002
  • Daily registers, admissions register and Headteacher’s correspondence for Grean school, 1910-1999
  • Admissions registers for Mingulay School, 1889-1894 and Vatersay School, 1910-1928
  • D MacAulay Co-op Cash Book, 1920-1921
  • Northern Lighthouse Board records, 1896-1933
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