SIAR FM Barra & Vatersay Community Radio
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Siar FM Presenters

Margaret Ann Beggs is the manager of Cobhair Bharraigh, which is is a charitable organisation set up to provide a home-based support service and day care centre for the people of Barra and Vatersay. While she is there she entertains the residents with her madcap sense of humour. Margaret Anne presents Upraid, Mi Modghail and Gagail is Gaire.
Cathy Lily MacFadyen is a customer care officer with the council during the working week but when the weekend comes around you will see and hear her in the pub, singing her heart out with "Nollie & Co". Every week Cathy Liliy plays her favourite songs on "Cathy's Country Corner" and co-presenting Gagail is Gaire with Margaret Anne. Paul Berry is a Maths teacher to trade. Now retired Paul gets to spend more time on his other passion - sixties music. Every week Paul plays the very best of what the sixties had to offer on "Pauls 60's Show" Janice Ross - professional radio journalist - came to live in the Western Isles at the beginning of 2003 moving to Barra in August of that year. A keen talker, she enjoys finding out about the lives of the people who make up the island community believing that everyone has a story to tell on "Barra Island Discs". Never having the oppurtunity to learn a musical instrument when she was young, she spends her time learning to play and appreciate fiddle music. She lives on the west side of the island.
The Late Elasaid MacNeil was from the Isle of Vatersay and was a granny to 5 lovely grand children. She spent her time travelling between Skye and Tiree visiting them and she enjoyed going to the Castlebay Bar to listen to the Vatersay Boys at the weekends. Elasaid presented Upraid and Mi Modghail with Margaret Ann. She passed away in 2014 and is missed by us all.