The Isles of Barra and Vatersay are the most Southerly inhabited islands in the Outer Hebrides and the most Westerly in the U.K. White Sandy beaches and beautiful scenery mixed with a rich history and a strong community spirit are only some of the reasons that Barra and Vatersay won The Best Island Community, Best Scottish Community and Best UK Community Awards at the 2008 Calor Village of The Year awards. You can get to the Isle of Barra by air or by ferry. The Caledonian MacBrayne ferry runs from Oban to Castlebay five times a week from October Visit Calmac For Ferry Times. To reach Barra by air you can travel daily from Glasgow Monday -Saturday. Visit Flybe For Plane Info If you are traveling to Isle of Barra from Uist you can also takesmall car ferry from Eriskey which will bring you to Ardmhor jetty in half an hour. Visit Calmac For Ferry Times.