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Image of men from Barga working in Scotland 1961

Image of men from Barga working in Scotland 1961

many surnames from Barga

An extremely interesting image has just been posted on the Italian Scotland page on Facebook which seems to be showing men who were working on the Matland area of the Inveraray Castle in Scotland during 1961. Great photograph of Italiani di Barga and surrounding area. These men went to work for the Duke of Argyll […]

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Australian family hopes to find Scots-Italian bone marrow

Australian family hopes to find Scots-Italian bone marrow

Could someone you know be the lifesaving donor this Australian family is searching for?

An Australian father of three with a rare form of leukaemia needs a lifesaving bone marrow transplant from a donor with Scottish-Italian heritage. 39-year-old Gennaro Rapinese, from Perth, Australia, has Acute Myeloid Leukemia and needs to trace a bone marrow donor urgently for a lifesaving transplant. So far, doctors have been unable to find a […]

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The Barga Tweed – progress report

The Barga Tweed – progress report

A new tweed of four colours which will reflect the glorious colours of Barga.

On the morning of 25th April I travelled from my workshop in Dunkeld close to The Loch of the Lowes to the workshop of Jimmy Hutchison to meet with Erika and Jimmy to decide on the colours and design of The Barga Tweed. Jimmy lives and works in the Fife conservation village of Newburgh on […]

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Robert Rossi – a new novel – Italian Blood British Heart

Robert Rossi  – a new novel – Italian Blood British Heart

Inspired by the true story of a forgotten hero, Italian Blood, British Heart is the epic tale of an immigrant family’s torment and resilience in overcoming the traumas that threaten its livelihood

Roberto Rossi’s parents were born in Barga and he was born in Glasgow. He has just written a novel based on real events of a Barga descendant who was awarded the prestigious Victoria Cross in World War 2, in fact the youngest recipient of the VC in World War 2. During World War 2 there […]

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Scottish Herald: Macaroni and ice cream, a match made in heaven?

Scottish Herald: Macaroni and ice cream, a match made in heaven?

The Scottish Herald is running a front page story this week on the Nardini family and their famous ice cream in Largs, Scotland

As partings go, it may not quite rival the tale of the two brothers who fell out over the ownership of their ice cream empire and the actress daughter of one who mused about throwing a brick through the window of the café now controlled by the other, but the two men who saved Nardini’s […]

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Waulking of a new tweed in Barga

Waulking of a new tweed in Barga

Bookings are now being taken for the Hamish Moore School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance which runs from 31st August – 7th September 2019

Something different for the Barga summer this year as during the Annual Barga School of Scots Music, Song and Dance event there will be presented a new tweed which will have been hand woven by Jimmy Hutchison and Erika Cragg of Newburgh Hand Loom Weavers from Newburgh, Fife, Scotland on a hundred year old loom which Jimmy […]

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After 13 years, a lost letter full of slides is found once more

After 13 years, a lost letter full of slides is found once more

the barga - scotland connection

Back in May 2005 a letter postmarked from Scotland arrived in the barganews office containing a series of slides. The letter was opened, the slides where briefly looked at and then … the letter was put away to be dealt with at a later date. Unfortunately the letter was then lost for another 13 years […]

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Helen Bellany – The restless wave – My two lives with John Bellany

Helen Bellany – The restless wave – My two lives with John Bellany

The Restless Wave reflects the mystery, poetry and passion that was at the core of the inner life John and Helen shared.

Strong emotion in Palazzo Pancrazi in Barga Vecchia this afternoon as Helen Bellany presented her book, The restless wave – My two lives with John Bellany. Hamish Moore who had just finished the week long Barga School of Traditional Song, Music and Dance 2018 organised by Càirdeas nam Pìobairean (Hamish Moore’s organisation, The Fellowship of Pipers) […]

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Scottish writer Karen Campbell in Barga

Scottish writer Karen Campbell in Barga

book presentation in Barga Vecchia

Scottish writer Karen Campbell is the author of six novels, most recently Rise and This is Where I Am, both published by Bloomsbury Circus. Her previous books include The Twilight Time, After the Fire, Shadowplay and Proof of Life – all Hodder & Stoughton. A graduate of Glasgow University’s Creative Writing Masters, Karen also teaches […]

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Monthly market with a Scottish feel

Monthly market with a Scottish feel

Every month we publish a series of images from the market held in Barga every second Sunday in the month. Some months there is a good influx of people, some months less. In amongst the usual Barbie dolls, bric a brac, Mussolini busts and religious icons, this month here has been a concerted effort to […]

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Scots and Gaelic traditional song, music and dance

Scots and Gaelic traditional song, music and dance

final concert in barga vecchia - bagpipes, violin, guitar and voices joined in Scots and Gaelic traditional song.

The annual School of Scots and Gaelic traditional song, music and dance, organised by Càirdeas nam Piobairean, Hamish Moore’s fellowship of pipers is in full swing in Barga. Final day and the final concert in Barga Vecchia. Kathleen MacInnes– Gaelic song. Kenneth MacKenzie (Cape Breton) – Fiddle (Pipes). Annie Grace – Pipes and Scots Song. […]

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Scots and Gaelic traditional song, music and dance

Scots and Gaelic traditional song, music and dance

walking concerts through barga vecchia - bagpipes, violin, guitar and voices joined in Scots and Gaelic traditional song.

The annual School of Scots and Gaelic traditional song, music and dance, organised by Càirdeas nam Piobairean, Hamish Moore’s fellowship of pipers is in full swing in Barga. Final day and a walking concert took place right through Barga Vecchia calling at various places throughout the city until the final concert outside the Duomo Kathleen […]

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