Isle of Vatersay

The Isle of Vatersay

is now the most southerly inhabited island of the Outer Hebrides connected by a causeway, built in 1991, to the Isle of Barra.

It lies to the south of the Isle of Barra, facing Castlebay across the Sound of Vatersay.

Isle of Vatersay is approximately three miles by three, but is so deeply indented by the sea from the east and west that only a narrow strip of machair prevents it from becoming two separate islands.

Isle of Vatersay beaches

Vatersay Beaches

There are five beaches of note on Vatersay, however, the two in the centre of the island are the most accessible.  Traigh Shiar, or west beach Location and Traigh a Bhaigh, or east beach LocationRead More

Annie Jane memorial on the Isle of Vatersay

The Annie Jane Disaster

The Annie Jane shipwreck The monument which stands over the Isle of Vatersay west beach commemorates the tragic shipwreck of the emigrant sailing ship the ‘Annie Jane’   Location      Read more

Catalina wreckage on the Isle of Vatersay

Catalina flying boat debris

World War II Catalina flying boat On the bayside road between the road and the shore lies wreckage from a World War II Catalina flying boat lying in the heather.  Location  Read more

Walks on Vatersay

Walks on Vatersay

Walking The island is rich in wildlife and there are wonderful walks on Vatersay, in particular a demanding Heritage Trail of approximately 4 miles Read more

Vatersay Village

Vatersay Village

Vatersay Village is located on the south of the island is the main area of habitation. The community spirit is very strong and the village has its own Post Office and play park. Read more