ISLE OF BARRA
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ISLE OF BARRA
    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   adjacent   to   the   township's   community   hall,   the number   of   spaces   is   strictly   limited.   Strictly   no   overnight   parking   in   the   halls   car   park.   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.