The Isle of Barra

  • The island itself is only 8 miles long and 4 miles wide, is surrounded by beautiful white beaches and many lochs which provide great fishing opportunities.

  • The population is approximately 1100.

  • Castlebay was once a 19th century fishing port and today is the main town on the Isle of Barra.

  • There are a couple of hotels, church, post office, school, grocers, supermarket, bank, swimming pool and petrol station.

  • Its airport is unique, being the only one in the world where scheduled flights use a beach as the runway.

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