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Hedgehog Sightings

Have you spotted a hedgehog on the Isle of Barra and Vatersay?

Hedgehogs are not a native species to the island and can have a devastating effect on the bird population.

                           Please report any sightings to:

Uist Wader Research
Iain MacLeod
07919 691 645


Visitor Hub

Planning a holiday somewhere new can be stressful if you don't know who to call. 


Let us help alleviate the stress and help plan your Hebridean adventure on the islands of Barra and Vatersay.


Our staff and volunteers always offer a friendly Hebridean welcome.  They are knowledgeable about the islands and will highlight must-see attractions as well as encouraging you to discover the hidden gems.


Need help with your accommodation?

We have an accommodation booking service so if you are coming to the islands and need a place to stay or have any questions about your visit, please do not hesitate to call (+44 (0) 1871 817 948) or email.

Other Services

We would like visitors to have a enjoyable holiday and will help however we can. We offer:

  • Free WiFi

  • A printing service for boarding passes and other small items and photocopying facilities

  • Hire bicycles, golf clubs, a child's pushchair and a laundry service

  • Guides and leaflets: order online to plan your stay and we will post them out to you or send you weblinks.

  • Food, drinks and toiletries: order items online that you need for your holiday and we can have them ready for collection on your arrival or deliver them to your door

  • During our opening hours, we are at the end of the phone, email or social media to answer all your questions.


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.


Events Calendar



Every Wednesday Evening

Luadh Group - Waulking Songs

Old Post Office - Castlebay

7:00 - 9:00pm  

14th August

Barra and Vatersay Potato Competition

20th August

Barra Boy - book signing by Iain Kelly

8th - 11th Aug

Worldwide Gathering of the Clan MacNeil



4th - 8th June

Barra Homecoming

For more information contact Barra Heritage Centre


For regular updates on local events check out the

local social media pages on Facebook or on Twitter 

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to see what is open today.