Isle of Vatersay

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.

It 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.

*

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

*

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 Read more

*

The Annie Jane Disaster

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

*

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