Eat Drink Hebrides - Bùth Bharraigh

Castlebay, Isle Of Barra, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5XD

Type:Eat Drink Hebrides Trail

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Bùth Bharraigh was established in 2013 to provide a route to market for local people as well as providing access to products and services need by islanders and visitors to the island.

Today the Bùth is a thriving community hub with over 80 suppliers, selling a wide range of goods and providing services including Visitor Information Service, Laundrette, Bicycle Hire, Tea/Coffee, photocopying, printing (ie boarding passes etc), Free WiFi and Free Water fill-ups.

The Bùth is open all year and is run by paid staff and a group of experienced volunteers.

The shop stocks speciality local products including Jams and Chutneys, Eggs, Fish, Curries from Café Kisimul, home baking, chocolate and salad.  Everything is subject to availability and seasonality.

Several local producers are excellent knitters and we have a wide range of knitwear including hats, scarfs, socks, baby garments and jumpers.  Other local crafts include Harris Tweed items, candles, soap, tableware, artwork, jewellery and two local suppliers also design Barra and Vatersay Calendar.  We have a wide range of cards and postcards and sell stamps.

Local items can also be bought online through our website.

Ranges from other islands are available.

Buth Bharraigh is a sustainable not-for-profit community organisation.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • RedLichtie65
      Forfar, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Worth a visit
      4 of 5 stars
      24th August 2021
      Local shop with lots of local produce on sale, well worth a visit. I bought a book called The Vatersay Raiders which I started reading while there. Read full review
    • MelnNige
      Wirral, United Kingdom
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      What a gem…
      5 of 5 stars
      30th August 2021
      This community shop is so lovely. Apart from essentials they offer lots of locally produced goods and items, which are great as treats and for little presents to take home to family and friends. The... Read full review
    • Ali921
      Edinburgh, United Kingdom
      Good place to browse and support locals
      5 of 5 stars
      22nd September 2021
      Pop in and support the locals. Like so many outlets in the Outer Hebrides it is full of eclectic items. Browse, you are bound to see something to buy either for yourself or someone back home. Read full review


    • Other AwardsGold Listing Gold Listing 2013
    • Green TourismEnergy Isles Award Energy Isles Award 2016
    • Other AwardsEat Drink Hebrides Trail Eat Drink Hebrides Trail 2019
    • Other AwardsHebridean Way Pit Stop Hebridean Way Pit Stop 2019
    • Other AwardsOuter Hebrides Tourism Member Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020
    • Other AwardsWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

    Opening Times

    Open all year (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

    * 1 April – 30 September: Monday – Saturday 1000-1915, Sunday 1200-1600, 1800-1930
    1 October – 31 March: Monday – Saturday 1000-1800, Sunday 1200-1600
    Closed 1, 2 January & 25, 26 December. Restricted hours over Christmas period see website for details

    What's Nearby

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