You might be interested in the Financial Section on this site. Banks, like Building Societies, often have a restricted range of services - and are notoriously conservative when investing your money. This usually results in very low rates of return. Our financial section covers other Financial Institutions, Mortgages, Investment Consultants, Credit & Finance Companies - and Crowd Funding!

Also see below for all the Building Societies around Your Postcode with their contact details. Just click through to go to a map, street views, reviews and a link to their own websites.


Royal Bank of Scotland

Castlebay, Isle of Barra HS9 5XA, UK – 0345 724 2424

Building Societies



Barra is wonderful, absolutely stunning scenery. You can walk for miles on the hills or on the beaches. The people are delightful too.

Would have loved to have stayed but nobody took dogs

Local Chambers of Commerce for HS9 5XW. These can be an extraordinarily effective way of getting into the business community and / or getting things done. Equally they can be entirely useless depending on the chair. If they have networking events associated with them definitely go, and keep going, if you have a business that need local support. What you put in is exactly what you get out. Below is the national site. Watch this slot - it might improve!

We could not find any Councils around your location. Please click below to see full results from Google.

This link works well. If you have fly tipping, litter issues etc you can either click and enter your local authority or find it on an interactive map. The services just drop down for you.
Find the local council, MP and MEP for HS9. Type your postcode into relevant box and find details for your local councillor, MP and MEP. MPs can be extremely useful if you want a local issue aired or fixed. Get an appointment for a surgery meeting if you want to talk directly to your MP.

Councils have also become increasingly useful, business focused and lean. If you want something done think about contacting your local council or contacting your local representative. Click below to get the contact details of your representatives for the Isle Of Barra area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Isle Of Barra and HS9 5XW with location maps and contact details. The link below takes you to a vastly improved NHS site which tells you what you need to know! This includes whether they take NHS patients and lots of other useful information. You can also find out whether they do orthodontic dentistry and other complex work.

Well worth a click.

Dental Surgeries

Health Services

West Tarbert, Isle of Barra HS9 5UQ, UK – 01859 540275

Dr S McMinn - Clach Mhile Surgery

Barra Medical Practice, Isle of Barra HS9 5XD, UK – 01871 810282

NHS Direct is now NHS 24. Just dial 111 to speak to a professional or click the link below for there self help website. Lots of really useful info but keep clear of heart surgery! If in doubt ask your GP or call 111. Good luck.

British Gas - Breakdown & Repairs 0845 9 60 50 40

Fire - Ambulance - Police 999

St. Brendan's

Pier Rd, Isle of Barra HS9 5YG, UK

St Brendans Home & Hospital

Castlebay, Horve HS9 5XE, UK – 01871 810465

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for HS9 5XW.

The new NHS website below is very well worth a look. Hospitals are not only listed but evaluated. I certainly know which ones I would go to! At the very least you will know what questions to ask if you are sent to one which has not entered its data. Good luck!
Find the local Health Trust for HS9 5XW

Find Local Churches & Places of Worship

Our Lady, Star of the Sea Catholic Church

The Square, Isle of Barra HS9 5XD, UK – 01871 810267

It is the perfect place for a church overlooking everything

St. Brendan's Church, Craigston

Isle of Barra HS9 5XS, UK

Barra & Vatersay Community

Cismaol Cottages, Castlebay, Isle of Barra HS9 5XB, UK – 01871 810064

Your local Christian churches. Click on your town/village to find churches in your area. Good and media savvy churches will give you a real feel for what sort of service to expect.
This is a brilliant site. Click to see virtually everything you are likely to need to know about the Police and crime statistics around Isle Of Barra. You can often even see a photo of your local policeman!

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Bùth Bharraigh

Castlebay, Isle of Barra HS9 5XD, UK – 01871 817948

Fabulous shop! Amazing selection of local produce, wonderful warm service and especially loved the cheese options, though the local craft products were fantastic as well. Highly recommend.

Une boutique magique, sur une île magique, qui propose une sélection de services en tout genre (WiFi et location de vélo notamment !!!) En plus des produits locaux! Il faut y faire un détour !

Kisimul Castle

Castlebay, Isle of Barra HS9 5UZ, UK – 01871 810313

Such a treasure of a place. The guides are very helpful. The history of the castle is interesting even up until very recent times. Well worth a visit.

Pretty small but wonderfully restored. There are no official tours but you can find your way around quite easily and most things are pretty self explanitory. The ferrymen will even give you a 360 spin around the castle on your way back to the mainland.

Borve Camping and Caravan Site

104 Borve, Isle of Barra HS9 5XR, UK – 01871 810878

Fabulous campsite with spectacular views. Excellent facilities always clean and tidy (free showers, Kitchen, washing (£3) and drying machines (£1 for ½ hour), grey and black waste disposal). Stunning beach close by. 2.5 miles from Castle Bay. Donald the owner is very helpful and friendly. Highly recommended.

Facilities for campers are very good. Compact but modern and clean toilet block that has small but well equipped kitchen. Only thing missing is a hob (but has mini-oven). Views are spectacular if you get the weather (which we didn't) and Donald, the owner is a warm, hospitable person (even more so if you ply him with malt whisky!).

Give and get free stuff. Here you will find lots of items that people are willing to give away, for FREE! This is instead of taking them to a local landfill site. The aim of this site is to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill (20.9 million tonnes of it last year in the UK) and recycling is great news for the environment.
We all know that we need to recycle more - and this is a great way of doing it.
You may prefer to go through to our Eating Out page which has a complete range of places you can go from the most economical to the most lavish.  Please CLICK HERE!

You will also find Take Aways and Pubs in this section. Enjoy!

Local Restaurants & Places to Eat around Isle Of Barra

Kisimul Cafe

Castlebay, Isle Of Barra, Eilean Siar HS9 5XD, UK – 01871 810645

Busy Friday yet got a walk-in table with excellent local lamb and seafood, prepared with an Indian twist

Great food in an busy but intimate setting in the unlikely Castlebay location. Try the prawn Achari for local produce spiced well.

Barra Pizza

63 Tangasdale, Isle of Barra HS9 5XW, UK – 01871 241699

Had a nice pizza here last year, stone baked, delicious.

Best pizza ever.... well worth buying


A888, Northbay, Isle of Barra HS9 5YQ, UK – 01871 890266

Clean and tidy, but very overpriced. Restaurant extortionate. We had to leave early to catch a ferry the next day, so were told a continental breakfast would be left for us. When we went downstairs for it, there was no lighting, no kettle with which to make a hot drink, and no bread to make toast. Disappointing considering the cost of the hotel! Additionally, they had already checked someone into our room when we arrived, so we had to wait whilst they were moved!

Have been in a few times just for drinks and it's very popular. Had food here also which was excellent. I had cockles as a starter , and then monkfish wrapped in pancetta on a bed of mash potatoes ( had to ask for mash no problem though) with peas in a good sauce. Then had sticky toffee pudding and ice cream , lovely. Barstaff/waiting staff were very good at their jobs and also nice and friendly and chatted if not to busy. It's better if you book a table that's how popular this place is.

Nursery and Preschools

We could not find any Nursery or Preschools around your location. Please click below to see full results from Google.

Primary and Secondary Schools

Castlebay Community School

Isle of Barra HS9 5XF, UK – 01871 810100

Public & Preparatory Schools

Castlebay Community School

Isle of Barra HS9 5XF, UK – 01871 810100

Local social service agencies for HS9 with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for HS9 5XW with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for HS9 5XW, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for HS9 5XW with contact details and location maps