Did you know?"
Local inhabitants maintained for many years that the airport’s safety was governed by seagulls. Birds walking on the beach ensured an aircraft could land but, if they looked instead to be paddling, greater care had to be taken – and if the seagulls seemed to be clearly swimming, then it was straight back to Glasgow for the aircraft."
|Also known as:||Barra Airport / Traigh Mhor|
|Landing Surface Types:||Unpaved|
The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):
- Barra and Vatersay Historical Society
- Car Hire Hebrides/Barra Car Hire
- Castlebay Community Library
- Highlands and Islands Airports Limited - operator
- Northbay Community Council
Main unit(s) present:
- Northern and Scottish Airways
- Scottish Airways
A day in the life of Glasgow Airport, including footage of Barra, 1984. Courtesy of Allen McLaughlin