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Welcome to the Isle of Barra

Explore Outer Hebrides Guide with Maps. 2014-2015

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The Isle of Barra is one of the most attractive islands in Britain and recently came first in a 'Most Beautiful Island' competition. Its tranquillity, distinctive culture and fascinating history make any visit to Barra a memorable one. It is also an ideal starting point for visiting and exploring the Uists and Benbecula.

The island is only 8 miles long and 4 miles wide, has beautiful white sand beaches and seven lochs which provide great fishing for brown and sea trout. The population is approximately 1300, many of whom still have the Gaelic.

Castlebay was once a 19th century fishing port and today is the main town on the Isle of Barra. There are a couple of hotels, church, post office, school, grocers, supermarket, bank, swimming pool and petrol station.


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Isle of Lewis
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Isle of North Uist
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Isle of  Benbecula

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We are back :). Open every day from 09.30 till 20.00 The weather is improving. First fun kayak trip done. Archery equipment is in, with Alicia as our new instructor. Bicycles are waiting to be hired out. Contact us for daily activities and availability. Hope to see you soon...... :)

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Does anyone know of any long term accommodation I.e. Croft house, gatehouse, farm/estate, cottage bungalow chalet or similar, maybe hard to let property? Something semi isolated? Or requiring modernising, painting etc.
We are a M50 & F38 I am long term disabled (22 yrs now) and my partner is my F/T carer, (I can walk but require wheelchair for long walks)
We require a bungalow preferably with level access to enter, a 1 or 2 bed property would suffice as just the two of us now, no kids, we don't smoke nor drink and are really just seeking peace & quiet as that's what's best for my various ailments, to get out of he rat race so to speak, we have two King Charles spaniels (that will cause little issue, as they go everywhere with us thus are never left home alone so to speak) but are generally well behaved anyway loving nothing more than a free run about and a dip in a watercourse for a drink and swim before going home again !!
The rent would require to be paid by the DWP rent benefit dept, but please do NOTE we are NOT unemployed thus have in the whole 25 some years we have had no issues in ever getting the rents covered, if it helps partner could look at possible P/T appointment as rental security, we will listen to anything "legal" mind as an alternative (always open to suggestion to be of mutual benefit to both parties is generally I find best long term) .
The property MUST have a bath (not just a walk in type shower cubicle as I require to soak my muscles daily) CH/DG wood burner or open fired have NO furniture as we have a full. 3 bedroomed property currently we would be vacating to take your property on, it's a local HA secure tenancy that we are willing to surrender in order to gain peace, quiet and just to get it the rat race, we would further requie a securely fenced in garden (for the dogs) a driveway directly up to property on some sort of hard standing so if wheelchair is required to aid my transfer from car to house this can be done easily, condition overall not really important so long as dry (from damp etc and totally safe (secure), and a totally detached dwelling.
We are both easy to get on with, keeping ourselves to ourselves, by in large, were happy to help where and if we can however, With some previous experience in animal husbandry, I am all but housebound now so am rarely seen through winter!! and not often in summer, we both have full clean driving licences and a new car, permission for shed, greenhouse and fencing to secure perimeters required if not already in place, as we grow a fair amount of veg and flowers and must keep our dogs safe and secure at all times, very close proximity to water, a loch, river or burn ideal for dogs walk, and when I'm able I like photography, WIFI must be able to be fitted, references available upon request, anything else feel free to ask, if you are not yourself able to help us but you know someone who can please ensure they get our details E- scotsmart@mail.com or PM me here Many thanks for reading we look forward to hearing from you in due course Dougie ....
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My son and I are planning a cycle ride from Vatersay to Stornoway this June. Couple of questions. Firstly, am I right there is little 3G coverage so best to use B&B/cafe/hotel wifi. Secondly, should we cycle up South Harris west or east road. Third, where are the worst hills! Thanks. ... See MoreSee Less

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