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Marina opens

The community-owned Castlebay Marina has opened for the 2024 summer season. It will be operational until Monday, September 30.

Castlebay Marina is a community asset built and owned by Coimhearsnachd Bharraidh agus Bhatarsaidh (Barra & Vatersay Community) Ltd.

​It is managed by Bùth Bharraigh Ltd and opened in 2018.

Summer opening hours

Bùth Bharraigh is now operating its summer hours until Monday, September 30.

The opening hours are:

Mon - Fri - 10 am to 7 pm

Sat - 10 am to 4 pm and 6.15 pm to 7.15 pm 

Sun - Noon to 4 pm and 6.15 pm to 7.15 pm 

If the Oban ferry is delayed Monday to Friday, the Bùth will close at 6 pm and reopen for the ferry's arrival.

Weekend ferry delays will see the Bùth close at 4 pm and reopen for the ferry's arrival.

They add: "Due to a timetable change between the 15th April and the 10th of May, we will be closing at 6:00 pm Monday to Friday and 4:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday (as long as there are no ferry delays)."

Lifeboat donation

Barra Island RNLI Lifeboat has received £1625 raised by the collection at the memorial for Julian Capewell (Craigard).