Bùth Bharraigh

Castlebay, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5XF

Type:Community Shop

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Hamper of local produce on Vatersay beach
  • Hamper of local produce on Vatersay beach
  • Kisimul Castle, Castlebay, Barra
  • Wholefood produce
  • Barra Atlantic fish
  • Jams and chutneys
  • Balls of wool
  • Craft products

About

Bùth Bharraigh (Est. Oct 2013) has grown out of the monthly producer markets that we used to have on Barra and Vatersay. The markets were so successful that people wanted more convenient access to local produce throughout the whole year not just through the monthly markets. Bùth Bharraigh is a marketplace for local crofters and producers selling both food and craft products. It is open all year round for the convenience of islanders and visitors. It also sells products that the community want but could not get on the island including wholefoods, books and wool and craft supplies. The shop is run by volunteers and also employs two members of staff. In a few years Bùth Bharraigh has grown rapidly into the community hub it is today. It is an excellent place for visitors to spend time buying gifts and groceries, logging on to the free WiFi, using the laundrette, learn a new craft or get help with a current one, finding out about how to prepare local produce and other local information. Bùth Bharraigh is a social enterprise which means that its profits are reinvested into the shop and other linked community projects.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • SnappySam
      Aberdeen
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Essentials and essential for tourists!
      5 of 5 stars
      10th September 2023
      What a great shop - both showcasing the very best of arts and crafts from the island - and eclectic world foods, and scoop store for ethical supplies. I’m sure many locals use this store every day... Read full review
    • eileen n
      Dreumel
      Green Van
      5 of 5 stars
      4th October 2023
      Are green Van was broken and Naomie from the shop helpt us zo well. We will never forget here. Because of here we are nou getting back home to Holland 🇳🇱. Thank you again for your help 😘😘 Read full review
    • 373emb
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      You have to try to fresh local smoked Salmon!
      5 of 5 stars
      14th May 2024
      Fab little shop supporting locals. The local smoked salmon is to die for and is worth driving back from Harris for! Expensive but OMG! 😋 Read full review

    Awards

    • Other AwardsEat Drink Hebrides Eat Drink Hebrides 2019
    • Other AwardsHebridean Way Pit Stop Hebridean Way Pit Stop 2019
    • Other AwardsOuter Hebrides Tourism Member Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020
    • Other AwardsPlatinum Listing Platinum Listing 2020
    • Other AwardsWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

    Opening Times

    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    Open all year (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

    * Winter Opening 1 October to 31 March:
    Mon, Wed, Fri: 10:00 - 18:00
    Tue, Thurs, Sat: 10:00 - 16:00
    Sun: 12:00 - 16:00
    Closed 1, 2 January & 25, 26 December. Restricted hours over Christmas period see website for details

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