Bùth Bharraigh

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

Type:Hebridean Way Pit Stop

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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:

    • 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
    • mcr14
      Bracknell, United Kingdom
      Fantastic range of local "things"
      5 of 5 stars
      2nd June 2021
      This place is way more than a shop - they do bike hire, tourist information, acommodation bookings, and more. They are an outlet for many local craft people, selling all sorts of Harris tweed items... Read full review
    • V2496NDmarks
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      dis information
      1 of 5 stars
      7th June 2021
      signposted as tourist info but in reality a shop. Full of tourist tat. , went in looking for info on Herldes and onwards travel to eriskay/ Uist. To be told by staff seated across shop we only do... Read full review

    Awards

    • Other AwardsGold Listing Gold Listing 2013
    • 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
    • Other AwardsWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

    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

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