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Welcome to the Isle of Barra

Explore Outer Hebrides Guide with Maps. 2014-2015

Explore Outer Hebrides Guide with Maps. Click here to download

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
Isle of Harris
Isle of North Uist
Isle of South Uist
Isle of  Benbecula

Besides the range of popular Western Isles websites, we have composed a range of other website for places of interest, ranging from the Isles of Mull and Iona to  further afield we have produced websites for InvernessHobart in Tasmania and Almaty in Kazakhstan.

Our current gallery exhibitor Pippa Gatty is based on the Isle of Mull off the west coast of Scotland. This beautiful illustrated atlas of the Western Islands was spotted last week by our keen-eyed cataloguer Ramona and is in desperate need of repair. If you'd like to sponsor this volume's restoration and receive a certificate of acknowledgement, either for yourself or as a gift, email quoting catalogue reference Um-9.

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I have not been able to find an easy way to access Scarista Beach using Google Maps/Google Earth. I heard it was easy but being that I am terrified of bees and ticks I really prefer not to walk through a machair. Is there a way to get to Scarista beach without walking through a lot of flowers and high grass? ... See MoreSee Less

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