Castlebay, Barra

Castlebay, Barra, Scotland

This morning, we arrived at Castlebay after an 11 hour crossing from Oban on the Scottish mainland.This journey had taken twice the normal time due to delays caused by severe weather conditions.

Upon arrival at Castlebay we checked into the hotel for a freshen up and breakfast and then commenced a tour of the island taking in:

  • The magnificent sandy beaches and coastline resplendent in the sunshine.
  • Ancient religious site of Cille Bhara which dates from the 12th century but with a Christian┬áheritage dating back to the 7th century.
  • Traigh Mhor Airport, Barra’s unique beach landing strip. Here we waited patiently for a scheduled plane to land but it failed to arrive and we eventually gave up.

Mid afternoon we caught the ferry to Eriskay, across the Sound of Barra, and then drove north across the causeway to South Uist and then on to Nunton on Bnebecula where we are lodging tonight in an excellent four star guest house. We plan to catch upon sleep tonight before embarking on our travels to North Uist and Harris.

Castlebay, Barra

Castlebay, Barra, Scotland.

Beach Scene, Barra

Beach Scene, Barra, Scotland.

Barra Airport, Hebrides

Barra Airport, Hebrides, Scotland.

Cille Bhara Religious Site

Cille Bhara Religious Site, Barra.

Peat Digging, Benbecula

Peat Cutting, Benbecula, Hebrides.

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