ISLE OF BARRA
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ISLE OF BARRA
  Eoligarry Jetty There   are   spaces   for   a   small   number   of   motor   homes   (max   4-6)   to   pitch overnight   next   to   the   old   jetty   in   the   crofting   township   of   Eoligarry,   in   the north   of   Barra   .   Visitors   should   note   that   this   area   is   very   restricted   in   size and   surrounded   by   protected   grazing   land.   Please   respect   crofts   and   pitch vehicles   only   in   the   obvious   parking   site   next   to   the   jetty.   We   ask   that   you do   not   camp   on   beaches   or   adjacent   grazing   land,   or   anywhere   that   blocks access   or   causes   nuisance   to   residents.   We   also   ask   that   you   do   not   block access   to   the   chemical   waste   disposal   facility   for   other   vehicles   wishing   to use it.   Facilities:   Water   tap;   two   toilets   at   the   jetty,   and   a   chemical   waste   disposal   facility.   Visitors   are   requested always   to   use   this   CWF   for   chemical   waste:   it   is   an   offence   to   empty   such   waste   onto   beaches   or   the   machair or into any public toilets.   No shops or hotels Two   cafes   not   far   away:   The   Otter   Cafe   at   the   ferry   terminal   for   Eriskay/the   Uists   at   Ard   Mhor   (2.5   miles);   the Airport   Cafe   (1.5   miles).   These   are   open   daily   and   serve   drinks,   snacks,   and   light   meals.   Both   have   carparks, but overnight camping in them is not permitted. Heathbank   Hotel   in   Northbay   (3.5   miles)   has   customer   parking   ,   a   garden,   bar   and   restaurant.   It   serves   food, much of it locally sourced, including the famous Barra cockles, all day.   Vatersay The   island   of   Vatersay   is   connected   to   Barra   by   a   causeway.   It   has magnificent   beaches   and   spectacular   walks.   There   are   pitches   for   a   small number   of   motorhomes   next   the   township's   community   hall,   the   number of   spaces   is   strictly   limited.   Visitors   with   vehicles   must   use   only   those areas   which   are   clearly   designated:   we   ask   them   never   to   park   on   verges or   beaches,   which   causes   erosion,   or   on   grazing   land,   which   puts   stock   at risk.   Facilities:   Water   tap;   one   disabled   toilet,   open   24   hours,   in   the   community hall.   Community   Hall   Cafe   run   by   volunteers,   serves   locally-made   teas, scones,   cakes,   and   snacks   daily.   No   facility   for   treating   chemical   waste   at present:   visitors   camping   here   should   use   the   Chemical   Waste   Facility      in   Eoligarry.   Please   note   it   is   an   offence to empty chemical waste anywhere on the beach or machair or into any public toilets.   No shops or hotels on Vatersay: these can be found nearby at Castlebay (5.5 miles). 'Honesty   Box'   at   the   hall:   proceeds   go   towards   the   maintenance   of   these   facilities:   we   ask   campers   to consider a modest, and voluntary, contribution of £5 per day.   Castlebay The   main   town   on   the   island:   all   the   shops,   the   petrol   station,   doctor's surgery,   dentist,   bank,   post   office,   tourist   office,   sports   centre,   swimming pool,   Heritage   Centre      and   several   hotels   and   cafes   are   located   here,   as   is the   ferry   terminal   for   Oban   and   Lochboisdale.   Internet   access   available   in the library in the Community School. Wild   Camping   in   Castlebay   is   not   encouraged.   There   is   an   area   east   of Castlebay   round   the   shore   where   tents   can   be   pitched.   Visitors   with motorhomes   wishing   to   pitch   overnight   in   the   town   should   note   that parking   areas   are   strictly   limited:   we   ask   them   never   to   camp   off-   or   on- road   without   permission   from   neighbouring   residents,   and   to   avoid   camping   in   the   obvious   car-parking   areas in   the   square   and   main   street   which   are   needed   by   shoppers.   Please   also   avoid   parking   by   the   school,   or   in any area likely to cause a hazard to traffic or pedestrians, especially children.   Facilities: Water available at Castlebay Pier. Showers and toilets at the Ferry Terminal. The Swimming Pool and Sports Centre also has showers available for public use. Castlebay   and   Craigard   Hotels   have   customer   parking,   and   serve   food,   including   locally   sourced   fish   and shellfish,   throughout   the   day.   There   are   several   cafes,   Heritage   Centre   Cafe,   Kismul   Cafe   on   Main   Street,   Busy Bee   cafe   at   Children’s   Centre   (across   from   School),   The   Deck   located   at   Hebridean   Toffee   and   overlooking Kisimul   Castle   serves   gourmet   food   and   offers   wonderful   panoramic   views,   and   The   Isle   of   Barra   Hotel, situated   on   the   west   coast,   north   of   Castlebay   (3   miles)   also   has   a   bar   and   restaurant.   It   has   parking   for customers and overlooks a very beautiful beach.   Other Areas It   is   possible   to   park   motorhomes   in   a   few   other   places   on   the   islands,   for   limited   periods   only.   There   are   a few   obvious   off-road   pull-in   'viewing'   sites   as   you   travel   the   main   circular   Barra   road.   These   areas   have   no facilities   of   any   kind   and   are   primarily   designed   for   parking,   or   for   day   visitors   wishing   to   walk,   use   adjacent beaches   or   simply   enjoy   the   view!   We   ask   motorhome   owners   to   respect   this,   and   limit   their   stay   in   these areas,   so   all   visitors   and   residents   may   continue   to   enjoy   access   to   them.   Limited   spaces   (no   facilities)   can   be found   at   Scurrival:   an   area   there,   offroad   (to   the   left,   going   north,   by   the   rocky   west   beach)   is   available,   for   short   stays only. Camping   in   tents,   for   those   visitors   who   come   to   the   islands   on   foot   or   by   bicycle:   Under   Scotland's   access laws,   campers   without   motor   vehicles   are   permitted   virtually   unrestricted   access   on   Barra   and   Vatersay,   other than   within   the   boundaries   or   gardens   of   private   houses   or   facilities   (schools,   hospitals,   offices   etc).   This   truly is   'wild   camping':   as   such,   all   we   ask   of   them   is   that   they   observe   Scotland's   Access   Code:   this   can   be   read   at www.outdooraccess-scotland.com.   Please   note   that,   under   the   Code,   and   in   order   to   avoid   damage   to   the ground,campers should restrict their stays in one area to a maximum of 2/3 days.   Available Areas: Mrs Morag MacNeil 1 Bogach Northbay Tel: (01871) 890 286 Spaces Available     Scuribhal Campsite Angus John Morrison 10 Eoligarry Northbay Tel: (01871) 890 292 Mob: 07896471580 Spaces Available. Access to Beach. Shower, toilet and hot water facilities Available. Waste disposal facilities within 500 yards of campsite.   James MacNeil 15 ardmhor Tel: 890 251 Site is located in Grean, next to the Golf Course   Alistair Gillies 38 Eoligarry Isle of Barra HS9 5YD Tel: (01871) 890 338 Mob: 07807652663 Spaces Available Water Facilities Available   Michael MacNeil 12 Ardveenish Northbay Isle of Barra Tel: 01871 890 304 Water facilities available   RJ Campbell 77 Borve Isle of Barra Tel: 01871 810 408 Mob: 0780 774 2594 Water Facilities Available Water Facilities Available   Micheal MacLeod Croft No. 2 Scurrival Point Eoligarry Isle of Barra. 01871 890327 07772487169 / 07703526864 Electrical   hook-up   points,   Water,   Toilet   waist   disposal   point,   Litter   deposit,   good   shelter,   competative   rates, beach access   Croft 183 , there are hook ups , toilets , shower , laundry , kitchen facilities and hard standing pitches.