A guide to local businesses

Updated: 19 July 2021

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


Visitor Information & Community Shop

Bùth Bharraigh is OPEN: 2 June to 30 September 

Mon - Fri: 10:00am-6:30pm

Sat  10:00am-4:30pm, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Sun 12:00noon-4:00pm, 5:30pm-6:30pm

If the ferry is cancelled or delayed the Buth will close at 6:30pm and reopen when the ferry arrives.

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 Island Tours is OPEN and available for Taxi Service

• Barra Taxi is OPEN and Island Tours available 

     T: 01871 810012 / 0797 407 1255

• Brevig Taxi is CLOSED

• 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

• 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 2022.

     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.

     Closed from 15th July, re-open on 22nd July

• Castlebay Library is OPEN for Connect and Collect

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

• Clearwater Paddling is OPEN.

• Hebridean Revival Retreats.  Check FB for dates

• Hebridean Sea Tours is OPEN.

• Isle of Barra Distillers is OPEN: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm

• Isle of Barra Surf and Coastal Adventure is OPEN except snorkelling.

• Kisimul Castle is CLOSED.

Mingulay Boat Trips is OPEN.

• Swimming Pool & Gym are OPEN.

     Sessions can be booked on CnES sports and leisure app.

Barra Bike Hire


Bars, Restaurants and Cafes

• Ardmhor Café is OPEN

     Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - Sunday 8:00am - 4:00pm


• Barra Airport Café is CLOSED PERMANENTLY 

Café Kisimul is OPEN. Mon - Sat 4:00-9:30pm, sit in and take away.

     2 sittings for meals: 6pm and 8pm

• Castlebay Hotel is OPEN

• Castlebay Bar is OPEN, 3:00pm to 11:00pm (last orders 10:30pm)

• Craigard Hotel is OPEN.

• Craigard Bar OPEN from 12Noon

• Craigard Hotel Restaurant OPEN.  Lunches Weekends only

• Garadh a Bagh a Tuath Cafe is OPEN Wed-Fri, 9:30am - 3:30pm.

• Heathbank Hotel is OPEN.

     Take-away dinners are available

      Wednesday - Sunday, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

• Heathbank Hotel Bar is OPEN.

• Hebridean Toffee and The Deck are OPEN:

     Monday - Thursday 10am - 4pm 

     Friday - Saturday 9am - 7pm, Sunday 12pm - 4pm 

• Isle of Barra Beach Hotel is OPEN.

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

• Macroon’s Tea Room is OPEN,   

     Monday - Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm

• Mairi’s Chippy is OPEN: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 5:00-7:30pm 

• Vatersay Hall Café is OPEN.  CASH ONLY

     Monday-Saturday 11:00am - 4:00pm

     Sunday 12noon - 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 OPEN.

• 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, showers and toilet facilities available.

• Vatersay Community Campsite is OPEN:

     please leave donation in honesty box.

     Toilets OPEN, Showers OPEN 24 Hours.

• 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 9:00am to 4:30pm

• Beauty Republic is OPEN, appointments only

• Caledonian MacBrayne Castlebay Office is OPEN at ferry times

     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

     Thursday 24th June only open from 9am - 10am

• Garadh a Bagh a Tuath Community Garden is OPEN 

     Monday-Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm. 

     Produce can also be purchased through Bùth Bharraigh.

• 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 OPEN

     Tuesdays 1:00pm to 4:00pm

     Saturdays 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

     Donations cannot be taken during open hours.  Please arrange

     donations with Liz Tinney.

• 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 OPEN.


Garrygall Recycling Centre is OPEN

     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

• Barra Airport Toilets CLOSED, passengers only

Castlebay Hall Toilets are CLOSED

Castlebay Pier Toilets are OPEN

Garadh Changing Places Toilet is OPEN (Northbay Community Garden)

Vatersay Community Hall Toilets are OPEN