Bùth Bharraigh was established in October 2013 to provide opportunities for local people and increase products and facilities available for both locals and visitors to the island.
There are over 80 local suppliers of the Bùth; knitters, photographers, crofters, bakers, artists, and crafters. If you are looking for something special, unique, made on the island then this is the place to come.
As well as being the route to market for local producers the shop also stocks wholefoods, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan products. It stocks yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks and other craft items. There is also a wide selection of books in Gaelic and English, for children, teens and adults.
Paid staff and volunteers man the shop. There is always a friendly face if you would like a chat or to ask questions.
Every Sunday (12-4) the Bùth hosts a Craft Ceilidh and everyone is welcome whether you would like to learn a new craft have a work in progress, stop for advice or just a chat. It is a drop in so just come along anytime.
The Bùth is also the home of the award-winning Barra Bunting. Barra bunting is our island guestbook which has gone on to inspire other communities to have their own Bunting Projects. If you would like to drop off your flag or collect some information, then please call in.
The Bùth also offers free WiFi, tea and coffee and has a laundrette.
The Bùth is unique in the way it operates and had been recognised winning Scottish Rural Parliament Rural Innovators Award for Business 2015/16 and UK Rural Business Awards Social Enterprise 2016.