Bùth Bharraigh - Welcome Point

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

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Bùth Bharraigh is the Visitor Information Service for the Islands of Barra and Vatersay. 

We have information about events, places to eat, attractions, accommodation, opening times, transport, weather, tides and much more.  We also have a wide range of leaflets and other tourism literature for purchase or for free.  We sell a wide range of maps and local publications if you require more in-depth information. 

If you want to know something we will know or know someone who can help you.

If you would like help prior to your visit to the islands then please contact us by phone or email and we can help find accommodation (for a £4 fee) give you other information you require to plan a successful trip.

Other services we provide include free WiFi, Laundrette, Bicycle Hire, free water top-up, photocopying and we can print boarding passes.

WINNER: Scottish Rural Parliament Rural Innovators Award for Business 2015/16

WINNER: Rural Business Awards Social Enterprise 2016 (UK)

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Scottish Rural Awards Rural Enterprise 2017

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    Recent Reviews:

    • RedLichtie65
      Forfar, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      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
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      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

    Awards

    • Green TourismEnergy Isles Award Energy Isles Award 2016
    • 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

    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

    1. Kisimul Castle sits on a rocky islet just off the coast of Barra at Castlebay

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

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

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

      0.22 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.

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

      1.51 miles away
    5. The wreck of an RAF Catalina seaplane that tragically crashed on the hill killing three…

      2.16 miles away
    6. A path leads into the interior of Barra with views over Heaval, the islands highest peak.…

      2.38 miles away
    7. This site was investigated by Channel 4's Time Team in May 2007. Amongst other remains, a…

      2.53 miles away
    8. Vatersay is the southernmost inhabited island in the Outer Hebrides. It is now linked to…

      2.81 miles away
    9. A monument in memory of those lost in the Annie Jane maritime disaster in 1853.

      2.8 miles away
    10. Coeloglossum viride

      When heading uphill towards Eorisdale, look out for this easily…

      2.91 miles away
    11. The Field Gentian (Gentianella Campestris) on Vatersay is home to the largest display on…

      2.91 miles away
    12. Drosera intermedia. - Insectivorous plant found in marshy ground

      3.06 miles away
    13. Built in 2000 for Barra & Vatersay Housing Association (now part of HHP) by Ben Tindall…

      3.15 miles away
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