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    St Barrs Church

    St Barrs Church – Northbay The Church of St Barrs was built in 1906. It followed land raids on Northbay in 1900 when the townships of Northbay, Cliat and Grein, Bogach and Ardveenish were all created. The money was raised locally, much of it coming from local fishermen

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    Catalina Aircrash

    On the 12 May 1944 a Catalina based at RAF Oban was on a routine combat patrol when she crashed into Heishaval Beag on the Isle of Vatersay. Of her 9-man crew, 3 were killed. The Catalina, JX273 had left Oban for a night flying exercise and was meant to Read more [...]

  • Compton Mackenzies House

    Suidhachean – Compton MacKenzies House The house located beside the airport was the home of the famous Scottish author, Compton MacKenzie, most well known for his book Whisky Galore, a book parodied on events taking place on the island of Barra following the grounding of the SS Politician, off Eriskay, Read more [...]

  • Ardmhor Rock

    “Clach Mhor Na Gleanna” The Big Rock of the Glens is perched high above the township of Ardmhor on the north end of the island. Access can be obtained by either parking at the woods at Cosy Corner and climbing up that way or by parking at the phone box Read more [...]

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    Kisimul Castle

    Price: Adult: £4.60, Child: £2.30, Concession: £3.62

    Kisimul or Chiosmuil translates as “the rock in the bay” and the origin is obvious from the castle’s location on its rocky island in Castle Bay, on Barra’s south coast. And the castle is in turn the origin of the name of Castle Bay, and that of the village of Read more [...]