We’ve just returned from a short break on the island of Barra. Although it’s slightly smaller in size than Tiree it has double the population. Fishing seems to be a major activity on the island and tourism obviously makes a major contribution to the economy. Although Barra is very different in many respects to our island the beaches are just as spectacular. This is a view from a small beach at Cleat looking north to the coast of Eoligarry.