Where a continent meets an ocean, sitting in the midst of the wild Atlantic Ocean is the beautiful Isle of Barra.
It is the most westerly island in Scotland, a 5 hour boat ride from the mainland and one of Scotland's most remote inhabited islands. At the southern end of the Outer Hebrides chain of islands, with only 1100 people living there, its amazing scenery, beautiful unspoilt beaches and being surrounded by absolutely pristine waters it was an easy choice for a place to grow oysters.
If you wish to express an interest in our current crop or would like more information on our Barra operations please contact: Ian Wright on +44 (0)1684 566692 or email Amanda Anderson.
If you intend to visit us, we will meet you at the pier or airport.
Getting here by ferry
The main route to Barra is by Caledonian MacBrayne ferry from Oban on the mainland. The ferry runs to Castlebay five times a week from October. Visit Calmac for ferry timetables.
Getting to Oban from Glasgow by train
If you're coming from the east coast, Edinburgh, or the South, you'll need to travel through Glasgow. There's a regular direct train to Oban from Glasgow Queen Street Station, and it takes just over 3 hours. Why not purchase a Rail and Sail ticket from Glasgow to Castlebay? Check the train times at Scotrail.
Getting to Oban from Glasgow by bus
The bus route to Oban from Glasgow takes just under 3 hours, traffic permitting. The bus from Inverness to Oban takes 3 hours 30 minutes, with a change at Fort William. Check Citylink for more details.
Getting to Oban from Glasgow by car
It takes 2 hours 30 minutes to drive to Oban from Glasgow, 3 hours from Edinburgh, 4 hours from Aberdeen, and 2 hours 45 minutes from Inverness.
Getting here by plane
To reach Barra by air you can travel daily from Glasgow International Airport - Monday to Saturday. Visit Flybe for flight times and details.
Glasgow Airport is situated just 8 miles outside of the city centre and is easily accessible from the surrounding motorways and so to and from the whole country. You can find out much more about directions, and view interactive transportation and terminal maps here.
Paisley Gilmour Street railway station is the nearest to the airport. It is only two miles from the terminal and can be reached by taxi or by regular bus services. There are eight trains per hour (Monday-Saturday) and five per hour (Sunday) from Glasgow Central to Gilmour Street.
National Express operates services to the main terminal building at Glasgow Airport, from many different destinations around the UK. To check that they operate services from your destination check their website.
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