En­ter­pris­ing Barra shop takes hat-trick of hon­ours

The Oban Times - - Review of the Year -

A COM­MU­NITY lo­cal pro­duce hub in the Western Isles is in line for a hat-trick of awards – and is in­spir­ing other com­mu­ni­ties to fol­low in its foot­steps.

Bùth Bhar­raigh Ltd, based in Castle­bay on the Isle of Barra, has won the Scot­tish Ru­ral Par­lia­ment Ru­ral In­no­va­tors Award 2016 for best business.

The award recog­nises pro­jects, peo­ple and or­gan­i­sa­tions that im­prove life in ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties across Scot­land. It has also won the Ru­ral Business Awards 2016 prize for Bri­tain’s best com­mu­nity project.

Bùth Bhar­raigh was also short­listed for the Ru­ral Com­mu­nity Own­er­ship Award and was also a fi­nal­ist in the In­de­pen­dent Food and Drink re­tailer of the year cat­e­gory of the High­lands and Is­lands Food and Drink Awards.

The com­mu­nity- owned shop, founded by a small group of pro­duc­ers in 2013, sells qual­ity goods and pro­duce from lo­cal sup­pli­ers in Barra and Vater­say, as well as of­fer­ing em­ploy­ment, work place­ments and vol­un­teer­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Sarah MacLean, man­ag­ing di- rec­tor of Bùth Bhar­raigh, said: ‘We are de­lighted and hon­oured to have re­ceived th­ese awards and it is tes­ta­ment to all our vol­un­teers, pro­duc­ers and staff who have worked so hard to get us where we are to­day.’

Sarah MacLean in Buth shop.

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