The Isle of Barra may be one of the smaller Hebridean islands – but that doesn’t mean it has little to offer.
A day on the Isle of Barra – and it’s even smaller neighbour, Vatersay – offers a little bit of everything the Outer Hebrides has to offer.
You’ll find white sand beaches, an imposing castle, hills and moorland, and Hebridean sheep lazing by the side of the road (or in Barra’s case, on the golf course). And that’s before you get to the famous Barra Airport, the only place in the world where commercial flights land on the beach.
Although I’ve spent most of my life living in the islands, this March was the first time I found myself in Barra, and despite the wind and rain, it was wonderful. But don’t take my word for it: press play on the video and transport yourself to the Isle of Barra!
Music: Maraiche Nan Aighe, by Manran.