When it comes to stunning scenery and a breath taking approach few airports can beat Barra. Each day the landing strip may be in a slightly different place – it is one of the only airports with scheduled flights where you land on the beach. The schedule is still governed by the ebb and flow of the tide.
Barra Airport has been voted one of the most scenic landings in the World and this year will celebrate its 80th year as an official airfield. With its unique beach landing it attracts interest from passengers across the globe – with about 10,000 passengers per year.
Barra is one of the most southerly of the inhabited islands in the Outer Hebrides and is famous for being the last resting place of author Compton Mackenzie who wrote the famous novel, Whisky Galore. The island is only five miles wide by eight miles long and has one ring road all the way around. The flight from Glasgow International airports takes around 70 minutes – so this is a great way to escape to the Outer Hebrides.
If you are looking for the spectacular take a flight to Barra!
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