Bùth Bharraigh is celebrating 10 years of serving the community.
Since being established in 2013, the shop has significantly evolved into a pivotal local community hub.
Over the next few weeks, Bùth Bharraigh will celebrate their achievements and highlights of the past decade.
From humble beginnings, Bùth Bharraigh in Castlebay has grown into a community and visitor hub providing quality goods and services for the islands.
A social enterprise, Bùth Bharraigh is more than simply a local shop providing goods and services; it has carved out a broad community role.
It is a route to market for local suppliers. It acts as a point of contact for many people on the island, especially during the winter months when other services are closed.
Since the Bùth began providing visitor information, it has assisted the local tourism industry by signposting suitable accommodation, activities, and events.
Bùth Bharraigh also provides volunteering, employment, training and work experience opportunities. It also supports local producers and boosts the local economy by keeping money on the island. Every £1 spent in Bùth Bharraigh results in £2.58 for the local economy of Barra and Vatersay (Local Multiplier Effect based on 2019 figures).
In addition to supplying a wide range of stock items, including local foodstuffs and products, Bùth Bharraigh also offers a laundrette, free wifi, a delivery service, golf club, pushchair and bike hire.