A Guide to Local Businesses

Updated: 12th August 2022

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


Visitor Information & Community Shop

Bùth Bharraigh is OPEN: 1 April to 30 September

Mon - Fri: 10:00am-7:00pm

Sat: 10:00am-4:00pm, 6pm - 7pm*

Sun: 12noon - 4pm, 6pm - 7pm**

*If the Oban ferry delayed (Mon-Fri) the Buth will close at 6pm and open for ferry arrival
**If the Oban ferry delayed (Sat &Sun) the Buth will close at 4pm and open for ferry arrival

Bus Services

For timetables please click here 

Operated by Aurora Trans Company

Taxis and Car Hire

• Asty’s Barra Cabs is OPEN 

• Barra Car Hire is OPEN  

• Barra Taxi is OPEN and Island Tours available 

     T: 01871 810012 / 0797 407 1255

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

• Dan’s Taxis is OPEN and Island Tours available

Ardmhor Coffee at the wee ferry



Barra Bike Hire is OPEN.

     Please book bikes at least a day ahead of when they are required to

     allow for preparation time.  Either book directly with Barra Bike Hire

     or Bùth Bharraigh. 01871 817948

Barra Clay Pigeon Club is OPEN

     Shoots most Sundays or prior arrangment contact via social media. 

     For people from 10 years old and upwards.

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 OPEN

     Mon - Fri - 10:30am - 1:30pm

     Questions/requests can be emailed to

     or contact Bùth Bharraigh

Barra Island Tours is OPEN.

Beauty Republic is OPEN. 

     Monday - Saturday 9:30am - Late, by appointment only.

• 75min Boat Tours are OPEN

   Contact Bùth Bharraigh for more information

Castlebay Library is OPEN 

     Tuesday 4-6pm, Thursday 6-8pm, Saturday 10am-1pm

Clearwater Paddling is OPEN.

Climb Barra is OPEN.

Hebridean Sea Tours is OPEN.

Isle of Barra Distillers is OPEN 

     Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm.

Isle of Barra Surf and Coastal Adventure is OPEN.

Kisimul Castle is CLOSED for 2022.

Mingulay Boat Trips is OPEN.

Swimming Pool & Gym are OPEN.

     Sessions can be booked on CnES sports and leisure app.

Barra Bike Hire


Bùth Bharraigh receives no funding for undertaking Barra & Vatersay Visitor Information Service. 
If you think we have done us a good job please buy us a coffee.


Bars, Restaurants and Cafes

Ardmhor Café is OPEN

      Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9am - 3.30pm

Ardmhor Food Truck is OPEN

     Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - Sunday, 8.30am - 2.30pm,

     There may be additional openings check social media for updates

• Barra Airport Café is CLOSED PERMANENTLY 

Café Kisimul is OPEN
     Monday - Saturday 4:00pm to 8:00pm

     Frozen & Fresh Cafe Kisimul curries available in Bùth Bharraigh

Castlebay Hotel is OPEN 

    For dinner seating at 6:00pm or 6:30pm but must be booked.

Castlebay Bar is OPEN

Craigard Hotel is OPEN for evening meals

     Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm to 7:00pm

     Friday - Saturday 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Craigard Bar OPEN

     Seven Days - 2:00pm to 10:00pm 

• Croft Kitchen Barra OPEN

     Honesty box in Eoligarry selling home baking and eggs

Garadh a Bhagh a Tuath Cafe is OPEN: CLOSED on 15th August

     Monday & Friday 09:30am to 2:30pm
     Tues, Wed, Thurs 09:30am to 3:30pm

Greim at Grinn is OPEN 

     Check social media for open times

     Evening meals from the 4th July

Heathbank Hotel is OPEN

Heathbank Hotel Bar is OPEN 

     Daily from 1:00pm - 11:00pm

Joan’s Barra Pizza is OPEN
    Friday & Saturday 5:00 - 8:00pm

• Macroon’s Tea Room is CLOSED PERMANENTLY   

Mairi’s Chippy is OPEN

     Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays 5:30 - 7:30pm

Padula's Island Takeaway is OPEN

     Monday to Thursday 9:30am to 4:45pm

     Friday & Saturday 9:30am to 6:00pm

     Sunday 11:00am to 5:30pm
• The Deck is OPEN 

     Tuesday - Saturday - 10:30am - 7:00pm
Vatersay Hall Café is OPEN
    Cash only

    Monday - Saturday - 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Sunday -  12:00pm - 3:00pm


Freshly made pizza from Joan's Barra Pizza

Freshly made curry from Cafe Kisimul


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

Barra Sands Campsite is OPEN: April to September 2022

Borve Campsite is OPEN for campervans and tents

Croft No 2 Campsite is OPEN

     Camping and Caravanning Club members only  

     (can join on site, ID needed)

Croft 183 Barra Holidays is OPEN.

• MacNeil, Bogach OPEN (two pitches with water and electric)

Scurrival Campsite is OPEN: April to October 2022

• Vatersay Community Campsite is OPEN.  

     Toilets & Showers OPEN.

Wavecrest Campsite is OPEN


Shops and Services

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

     Monday to Saturday 8:00am to 5:30pm

     Sunday 11:00am to 13:00pm

Barratlantic Fish Shop is OPEN

     Monday to Friday 08:30am to 4:30pm

     Saturday 08:30am to 12:00pm

Beauty Republic is OPEN appointments only

Croft 2 campsite shop OPEN 3:00pm to 6:00pm everyday

Caledonian MacBrayne Castlebay Office is OPEN.

     New phone number 01871 200 304

     Mon-Fri 6:00am to 5:00pm

     Sat 7:00am to 3:00pm 

     Sun 6:00am to 12:00noon

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-4:30pm

Garadh a Bhagh a Tuath Community Garden is OPEN

     Monday-Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm

     Produce can also be purchased through Bùth Bharraigh.

Padula's Island Stores is OPEN

     Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:30pm

     Saturday 9:00am to 6:00pm

     Sunday 10:30am to 6:00pm

Royal Bank of Scotland is OPEN 

     Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

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

• Thrift Shop is OPEN 

     Tuesdays & Thursdays 12noon to 2:00pm

     Wednesday 2:00pm - 4:00pm

     Saturdays 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

     Donations can be taken in during open hours. 

• 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 is OPEN. 



Garrygall Recycling Centre is OPEN

     Wed 12:00pm - 5:00pm

     Sat   10:00am - 5:00pm

     Sun  10:00am - 5:00pm


Public Toilets

Ardmhor Ferry Waiting Room Toilets are OPEN

• Barra Airport Toilets CLOSED, passengers only

• Castlebay Co-op Toilet is OPEN during shop opening hours.

Castlebay Hall Toilets are OPEN everyday between 9am and 9pm

Castlebay Pier Toilets are OPEN, customers only

Garadh Changing Places Toilet is OPEN (Northbay Community Garden)

Vatersay Community Hall Toilets are OPEN