Fishermen’s Mass on Barra


The fishing fleet of Barra lined up for the annual Fishermen’s Mass in Castlebay last weekend.

The boats were decorated for the day when they were blessed by local priest Fr John Paul Mackinnon.

The day is one of celebration and the whole community turned out to enjoy the day and enjoy some very tasty treats on the pier.

The event included a boat race and the Mass was followed by a carnival atmosphere which included the whole community.

It has been a busy summer so far for the Isle of Barra and the next big date is Barralive - on July 26th and 27th - which this year features Wolfstone, Skerryvore, Face the West and of course the famous Vatersay Boys.For more details visit

Photo by GealForceCrafts, Isle of Barra.