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MINGULAY BOAT TRIP

with Mingulay Boat Trips

Castlebay Pier, Barra

Wednesday 29 June at 10am

 

Duration: Approx. 6 hours (3 hrs ashore on Mingulay)

Terrain: Rough terrain, stout footwear recommended

Discover the scenic beauty of Mingulay on a day trip from Barra with Mingulay Boat Trips. Keep an eye out for Basking Sharks, Dolphins, Terns, Puffins, Guillemots, Gannets, Eagles, Razor Bills, Cormorants, Kittiwakes and so much more.

On a calm day it is possible to sail through the natural arch on the west side of Mingulay, which is a highlight for those who sail with Mingulay Boat Trips.

Remember to take suitable clothing and sturdy footwear as well as a packed lunch. 

For further information and to book contact

Mingulay Boat Trips by email: mingulayboattrips@outlook.com 

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Guided Walk to Allasdale

with Jonathan Grant

Cuithir, Barra

Saturday 25 June at 11am

Duration: 3hrs

Terrain: Easy to medium going with one or two short steep areas. Good footwear and waterproofs recommended

FREE

Meet at the cemetery carpark at Cuithir, Barra.

Find out more about the cultural and natural history of Barra. Jonathan Grant, a local guide will take you to interesting historical and archaeological sites including an iron age fort, iron age wheelhouse, Neolithic burial cairn and to areas cleared during the 18th and 19th centuries.

For further information and to book contact

Jonathan Grant on 07964697562.

 

Guided Walk along Seal Bay

with Ben Clark, Barra Ranger Service

Allasdale, Barra

Friday 01 July at 3pm

Duration: 2hrs

Terrain: Easy but good footwear and waterproofs recommended

FREE

Meet at the cemetery carpark at Cuithir, Barra.

Join Barra Ranger, Ben Clark on a guided walk around Seal Bay to find out mind out more about the two species of seal found around the islands, grey seals and harbour seals and how to identify them. 

For further information contact

Ben Clark on 07572 460618.

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Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trail ID event

Castelbay Community Hall, Barra

Saturday 25 June at 2.30pm

Duration: 1.5 hrs

FREE

Take a journey through Hebridean seas to discover these enigmatic creatures and how to spot them. Learn how to identify whales and dolphins and get involved in marine conservation through this interactive workshop. Our expert staff will share top-tips and answer all your questions.

* no need to book in advance
* suitable for all ages and experience
* free event but donations welcomed

Contact siobhan.moran@hwdt.org for more information

 
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Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trail Beach Walk

Meet at Barra Airport carpark, Barra

Saturday 25 June at 10am

Duration: 2 hrs

FREE

Do you want to learn how to spot whales and seabirds from our shores? Join the Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trust for gentle wander along the shore to learn top tips for spotting and identifying amazing marine life. 

* no need to book in advance
* suitable for all ages and experience
* free event but donations welcomed

Contact siobhan.moran@hwdt.org for more information

 
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Isle of Barra Distillers Ltd Gin Tasting

Castlebay Community Hall, Barra

Tuesday 28 June at 6.30pm

FREE

Join the Isle of Barra Distillers for an exclusive tasting event and enjoy our Island Spirits while learning all about our company, premium spirits and future plans. The tasting will take place before the screening of the RSPB films.

Contact details and how to book - To book contact us on 01871 810 582 or email contact@isleofbarradistillers.com