Community Learning Exchange
Funded by the Scottish Community Alliance, this Community Learning Exchange looked at Bùth Bharraigh, a Community Shop and Hub based on the Isle of Barra in the Outer Hebrides.
Bùth Bharraigh evolved from a Saturday market, as a route to sale for local producers. Now the shop sells wares from around 100 local producers, including food, wholefoods, craft supplies, books, and gifts. The hub also offers tea and coffee, laundry facilities, and is a space where people will always find a willing ear to listen, and can enjoy a conversation.
Established in 2013 and run by volunteers, Bùth Bharraigh is all about providing opportunities for island residents, as well as meeting the needs of local and visiting customers.