Welcome Point - Bùth Bharraigh

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

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Kisimul Castle, Castlebay, Barra
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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:

    • Jud08
      Magical Barra!
      5 of 5 stars
      12th July 2023
      Fantastic community shop and information centre run by Volunteers Very helpful in sourcing accommodation. Great selection of local Seafood too & provisions. Read full review
    • SnappySam
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      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
      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


    • 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 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

    * 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. Community local produce shop selling quality products from Barra & Vatersay including…

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

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

      0.1 miles away
    1. The Isle of Barra Soap Company produces soap products & candles. Handmade on the Isle of…

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

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

      0.22 miles away
    4. Heaval is the highest point on the Isle of Barra at 383 metres

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      2.81 miles away
    12. Coeloglossum viride

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

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

      2.91 miles away
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