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:

    • savans
      Great wee shop!
      4 of 5 stars
      9th February 2020
      Looking for a good excuse to spend money? Go there! This shop have so much interesting products to offer, that you won't find anywhere else on the island! Fresh stuff in the fridge as well Local... Read full review
    • 827hazels
      Larbert, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Great place for local produce and crafts
      5 of 5 stars
      12th September 2020
      The staff here are friendly and helpful and have a great selection of produce, crafts and art from the island. Read full review
    • Margaret R
      Tring, United Kingdom
      An Aladdin's Cave of Treasures.
      5 of 5 stars
      24th December 2020
      Visited here in June 2019 and was amazed at the range of things such a wee shop offered - tourist information, food, crafts and many others. Staff lovely, and very helpful with suggestions about... 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
    • Visit BritainWe're Good To Go We're Good To Go 2020
    • Other AwardsOuter Hebrides Tourism Member Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020

    Opening Times

    Open all year (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

    * 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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      0.05 miles away
    2. Award winning Bunting Project bringing people together with connections to Barra and…

      0.1 miles away
    3. This medieval castle was the seat of the Clan Macneil. Built in the 15th century it was…

      0.21 miles away
    1. Our Lady, Star of the Sea, designed by G. Woulfe Brenan and completed in 1888, is perched…

      0.21 miles away
    2. Heaval is the highest point on the Isle of Barra at 383 metres

      1.05 miles away
    3. This is the only standing stone of any size still erect on Barra.

      1.49 miles away
    4. Neolithic people settled here around 4000 BC and built an artificial platform behind a…

      1.51 miles away
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      2.16 miles away
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    8. A monument in memory of those lost in the Annie Jane maritime disaster in 1853.

      2.8 miles away
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      2.8 miles away
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