A guide to local businesses

Updated: 18 Jan 2021

Here is a summary of the current opening times of local places of interest and businesses.


Visitor Information & Community Shop

Buth Bharraigh is OPEN:    Mon - Fri: 10:00am - 4:00pm, 

                                              Sat: 10:00am - 1:00pm,

                                              Sunday: CLOSED


Bus Services

For timetables please click here 


Taxis and Car Hire

• Asty’s Barra Cabs is OPEN 

• Barra Car Hire is OPEN

• Barra Taxi is OPEN and Island Tours available

• Brevig Taxi is CLOSED

• Campbell's Taxi is OPEN Evenings from 6:00pm

• Dan’s Taxis is CLOSED and Island Tours available

Ardmhor Coffee at the wee ferry



• Barra Bike Hire is OPEN

• Barra Golf Club is OPEN to members and visitors

     (Golf clubs are available for hire at Bùth Bharraigh for £5 per day)

• Barra Heritage Centre is CLOSED, reopens 2021.

     Questions/requests can be emailed to

     or contact Bùth Bharraigh

• Barra Island Tours is CLOSED, reopens in 2021 when safe

• Castlebay Library is CLOSED

• Clearwater Paddling is CLOSED, reopens 2021.

• Hebridean Sea Tours is CLOSED, reopens 2021.

• Isle of Barra Distillers is CLOSED

• Isle of Barra Surf and Coastal Adventure is CLOSED, reopens   


• Kisimul Castle is CLOSED, reopens 2021.

• Mingulay Boat Trips is CLOSED, re-opens 2021

• Swimming Pool and Gym is CLOSED.

     Sessions can be booked on CnES sports and leisure app.

Barra Bike Hire


Bars, Restaurants and Cafes

• Ardmhor Café is CLOSED

• Barra Airport Café is OPEN for departing passengers to sit in

     and for take-aways for other customers, serving teas, coffees,       

     light snacks and lunches. 

• Café Kisimul is CLOSED, reopens 2021.

• Castlebay Hotel is CLOSED, reopens 1March 2021

• Castlebay Bar is CLOSED

• Craigard Hotel is OPEN for key workers.

• Craigard Bar CLOSED

• Craigard Hotel Restaurant CLOSED

• Garadh a Bagh a Tuath Thursday Cafe is CLOSED, reopens 2021.

• Heathbank Hotel is CLOSED

• Heathbank Hotel Bar is CLOSED

• Hebridean Toffee and The Deck is CLOSED

• Isle of Barra Beach Hotel is CLOSED, re-opens 2021.

• Joan’s Barra Pizza is CLOSED

• Macroon’s Tea Room is CLOSED  

• Mairi’s Chippy is CLOSED, reopens from time to time, see FB. 

• Vatersay Hall Café is CLOSED, reopens 2021.

Freshly made pizza from Joan's Barra Pizza


Caravan and Campsites

(Community would prefer campsites are used rather than wild camping. Please book (except Vatersay)

• Barra Sands Campsite CLOSED, Opens 2021

• Borve Campsite is OPEN for campervans and tents

• Croft No 2 Campsite is CLOSED.

     Winter bookings may be considered by prior arrangement with

     site owners.  Camping and Caravanning Club members only

     (can join on site, ID needed)

• Croft 183 Barra Holidays is CLOSED

• Scurrival Campsite is CLOSED

• Vatersay Community Campsite is OPEN:

     please leave donation in honesty box.

     Toilets OPEN, Showers CLOSED.

• Wavecrest Campsite is OPEN.


Shops and Services

• A & C MacLean’s (Butcher’s) is OPEN 

     Monday to Saturday 9:30am to 12:30pm, 2.30pm to 5:00pm

     Sunday CLOSED

• Barratlantic Fish Shop is OPEN

     Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm

• Beauty Republic is OPEN, appointments only

• Caledonian MacBrayne Castlebay Office is OPEN

     Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 7:00am to 5:00pm

     Thurs 9:00am to 4:00pm 

     Sat 9:00am to 3:00pm

     Sun 7:00am to 1:00pm

• Castlebay Co-op is OPEN

     Monday to Saturday 7:00am to 10:00pm

     Sunday 12:30pm to 10:00pm

• Castlebay Post Office is OPEN 

     Monday to Friday 9:00am to 10:30am

• Garadh a Bagh a Tuath Community Garden is CLOSED to

     visitors. Produce can be purchased through Bùth Bharraigh.

     Garadh re-opens in 2021.

• Padula's Island Stores is OPEN

     Monday to Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm

     Sunday 12:00noon to 5:00pm

• Royal Bank of Scotland is OPEN 

     Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

     10:00am to 12:30pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm

• Thrift Shop is CLOSED

• Top Shop is OPEN 

     Monday to Saturday 10:00 to 1:00pm, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

     (Thursday pm ask at A&C MacLean's)



Castlebay Marina Castlebay Marina is CLOSED, re-opens 2021.


Garrygall Recycling Centre is CLOSED

     Tues 10:00am - 3:00pm, Wed 1:00pm - 6:00pm,

     Fri 10:00am - 3:00pm, Sat 10:00am - 3:00pm

Public Toilets

Ardmhor Ferry Waiting Room Toilets are OPEN

Castlebay Hall Toilets are CLOSED

Castlebay Pier Toilets are OPEN

Vatersay Community Hall Toilets are OPEN


Opening Hours: We are now on our winter opening hours.  


       COVID UPDATE: Current hours are:

       Mon - Fri 10:00am to 4:00pm

       Sat 10:00am to 1:00pm

       Sunday CLOSED

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Bùth Bharraigh Ltd,


Isle of Barra

Outer Hebrides


+44 (0) 1871 817 948

Company No:  SC461773  

VAT:  290 507 210

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