Shops and Services

Shops and services

are mainly found in Castlebay, although, some small shops can be found around the island.  Below are a coouple of the shops and services available.  To find shops and services if proceeding north to other island, click on these links.  South Uist, Benbecula, North Uist, Harris, Lewis.

Bùth Bharraigh, Isle of Barra shop in shops and services

Bùth Bharraigh

is a community social enterprise that provides a route to market for local producers and also supply goods and services that otherwise would not be available for local and visiting customers.

The shop offers local home baking, homemade vegetarian meals, crafts, gifts and produce including fish.  It also brings in a wide range of wholefoods, yarn and craft supplies, books (English and Gaelic), fishing and surfing accessories.

We also supply free unlimited WiFi, tea & coffee, laundry facilities and Bike Hire through Barra Bike Hire

Bùth Bharraigh now also delivers Visitor Information for the islands of Barra and Vatersay.  Trained staff are able to help with your enquiries.

Location click here



co-op shops and services

The Co-op

This supermarket is located a bit further out of Castlebay in the direction of Scalpay.   It has Food and drink, a bakery. TOTUM card accepted Young Scot card accepted PayPoint National Lottery Health Lottery.  Open until 10pm (normally)

Isle Of Barra, Na h-Eileanan, Castlebay, HS9 5XD  Tel: 01871 810069   Location click here

Vatersay Post Office

Vatersay Post Office

Vatersay Post Office

is located close to the start of the Hebridean Way Cycle Route.  Open Mon -Fri  9am - 2pm  Sat 9-12.30.  Sunday closed   Tel: 0345 611 2970

This post office was closed for a while, so give it a call before setting off towards it.   Location, click here

Barra Atlantic Distillery

Barra Distillery

Barra now has a very fine Gin distillery in Castlebay with a shop.  READ MORE      .  Location 

Other services

Caledonian McBrayne Office Castlebay Tel: 01871 810306

Police station Castlebay Tel: 01871 810276

St Brendan's Hospital, Castlebay Tel 01871 812021

Post office Castlebay Tel: 01871 810312 Vatersay Tel: 01871-810371

The Royal Bank of Scotland Tel: 01871 810281