There’s a chance for international recognition for a Barra creative project.

The Barra Bunting project says it is delighted to announce that the Castlebay Christmas Tree project has been shortlisted for an Epic Award.

It was on April 14, 2012 that that the local group (now Beairteas Bharraigh) set up their first Twitter account and started the Worldwide Bunting Project. Every year more are added to the display, done by people who visited the island and residents. It creates an island guestbook whose aim is to unite a worldwide community by bringing them together on one project.

The Epic Awards shine a spotlight on the achievements of creative groups across the UK and Republic of Ireland each year.

The 2020 Epic Awards closed for applications on 14 June 2020. They have now announced a shortlist of inspiring groups and projects for this year. Take a look and don't forget to vote for your personal favourite

Each year, shortlisted entries are put forward for the highly coveted People's Choice Award while winners and runners-up from each of the four main categories (England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales) are selected by our panel of judges

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Voluntary Arts works to promote and increase active participation in creative cultural activities across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

The photographs show last year's tree and work being done already for the next one