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Barra Bunting

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

Type:Arts & Crafts

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Barra Bunting is our unique island guestbook.

If you have visited Barra and/or Vatersay then please make a bunting flag to mark your visit.  Flags can be made before you come to the island and handed into Bùth Bharraigh or made on your return home and posted to Barra Bunting c/o Bùth Bharraigh

Barra Bunting started in 2012 and around 300 flags have now been received.  The flags are joined together in strings and used to decorate community spaces or events.

We have received flags from nearly every corner of the world and it is always a joy when a new flag is handed in or comes through the post.

Flags can be knitted, woven, crocheted or made from fabric.  A template can be downloaded from the website. You may wish to make your flag from a piece of favourite material, embellished with buttons, sequins and ribbons to make your flag unique to you. There will also be an archive with pictures of each of the flags and a little about the people that made them, where they are from, what their flag represents and their connection to the island.

The Bunting Project won the Scottish EPIC Award in 2013.

What's Nearby

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

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

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

    0.27 miles away
  1. Heaval is the highest point on the Isle of Barra at 383 metres

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    2.88 miles away
  10. Coeloglossum viride

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

    2.88 miles away
  11. Drosera intermedia. - Insectivorous plant found in marshy ground

    3.1 miles away
  12. A well preserved iron age galleried dun situated on hill to the east of Cuier cemetery

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

    3.13 miles away
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