Fly to Isle of Barra

Welcome to the only airport in the world ...

... where scheduled flights use a beach as their runway. Below you as your Twin Otter approaches is a glorious sweep of white sand on a precious jewel of an island …  and it’s also your airport. Flights to Barra are dramatic, romantic and a unique experience, because you’ll be using Traigh Mhor, a two-mile cockleshell strand as your runway. It’s quite something, but then so is Barra.

Discover quiet beaches and coves ...

... seashore primrose meadows (say ‘machair’ in the Gaelic), croftlands and a hilly interior ideal for walking, birdlife galore and wonderful views every direction. You can go golfing, kayaking, sailing, surfing and even time-travelling - there’s so much to enthral anyone interested in history, pre-history and archaeology. The restored medieval tower-house that is Kisimul Castle is a must-see, reached by boat and well worth a visit – you’ll be clambering in the footsteps of legendary chieftains.

Barra is easy to explore, a little Outer Hebrides haven just four-to-five miles wide and eight miles long, close to even smaller islands such as Vatersay and the unoccupied Mingulay, Pabbay and Sandray. Flights from Glasgow to Barra operate to a flexible timetable, dictated by tides which cover the unique runway twice a day.

3 Great Reasons to Fly Glasgow to Barra with Loganair

  • World’s only scheduled flight beach runway

  • Entrancing scenery

  • Outdoor pursuits, history, tranquility

 
Kisimul Castle

Kisimul Castle: Hop on a boat to make the memorable journey to the ‘Castle in the Sea’. The seat of the chief of Clan Macneil is the only significant medieval castle to survive in all the Western Isles. Take in Kisimul’s spectacular site on a rock in the bay to see how it got its nickname and follow in the wake of the clan chiefs who went before as you make the short boat trip to the island.

Barrafest

Barrafest is an exciting community music festival on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean - next stop  Canada! The festival which is ran by Fèis Bharraigh, an established traditional music tuition festival on the island, will take place in a marquee right on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean on  Tangasdale Machair. The band line-up features a celebration of modern traditional music.

 
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