The Islands of the Hebrides - Innse Gall
Isle of Barra - Eilean Bharraigh
The smallest and most remote of our main islands, but often noted for its beauty. Only five miles across by eight miles long, with one ring road all the way round, Barra is a compact paradise whatever your interests are: cycling on secluded roads, walking, heritage, wildlife, flora and fauna - Barra boasts over 1000 different species of wild flower and some of the most stunning coastal scenery in Scotland. With a very close-knit community who really know how to have fun, the ceilidh dances and social gatherings are legendary and everyone is welcome. The secluded bay in Barra's main harbour town, Castlebay, shelters the historic and impressive Kisimul Castle, ancient seat of the Clan Macneil. The waters around Barra are also home to a playful, friendly school of dolphins. The white sands of the nearby Isle of Vatersay, now linked to Barra by a causeway, can be seen from Castlebay, where the classic film 'Whisky Galore' was made back in 1949. The wry island sense of humour and strong character of the people live on, but it has to be said that the scenery looks far more stunning in full sunshine-basked colour than in the original black and white film!