Welcome to Heathbank

Hotel, Restaurant and Bar in Northbay, Isle of Barra

A warm welcome to Heathbank –  a unique, but modern hotel on the Isle of Barra.   Now under new ownership, and delighted to say it continues to be led by a local islander who has sound knowledge of what true island life is about and happy to share that with you!   Supported by a super, friendly team of staff, the hotel is situated in Northbay, a tranquil area, but ideally placed with the famous beach airport and the Sound of Barra ferry just 2.5 miles away.  We are only based 6 miles from Castlebay ferry terminal.


BarThe hotel has five comfortable en-suite bedrooms, a bright welcoming bar and restaurant, a reception area and a small dining room where breakfast is served.  We have a lovely outdoor garden with tables.  Locals often frequent the restaurant and bar, and you may enjoy a sociable evening with them, often willing to help or advise or simply tell you a few local stories or two!   Our bar closes at 11pm each evening to ensure our guests have a peaceful sleep! 

Heathbank Hotel is a perfect base from which to explore the island’s beauty, be it the Machair blanketed with primroses, varied wildlife, boat trips, kayaking, snorkling, walking, cycling or just meandering along one of the unspoiled beaches.  Bliss. 

At the end of each day visit our warm and friendly bar, which stocks a wide range of malt whisky, a refreshing selection of gins and wine and chilled ales.  Our restaurant is open from 5pm and we source our produce as locally as possible.  Homemade bread and cakes each day and strictly no frozen produce bought in!  

Local plea!     As a small community, we ask kindly that everyone adheres to the ‘passing place’ rule.  We all understand people like to drive slowly and safely, whilst looking at our beautiful island.  Our community relies on volunteers to support our emergency services.  All in unmarked vehicles.  Volunteers for RNLI, Coastguard, Fire-fighters and Medical staff may be on route to attend an emergency.  Please, use the passing places to allow people by. This will be truly appreciated by our community.