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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.

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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We had a good turn out at our #BigFitWalk on Friday 10th June. We walked along the sea front for a while, then carried on to our local airport and returned the same way. Everyone enjoyed it and we finished off our walk with refreshements back at our Caraidean Uibhist offices. We are planning to make walking a regular feature now. We have attached a photo from our event.

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CALLANISH STONES.
Original oil painting on canvas
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