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LOCAL AMENITIES

 

MARINE DIESEL

 

We are no longer able to supply marine diesel (red diesel or gas oil). White diesel and petrol is available from The Harris Garage here in Tarbert (5 minute walk) and calor and camping gas is available from the Ardhasaig filling station in West Tarbert but transport is required. We can usually help with this if not too busy.

WASTE WATER DISPOSAL There are no pump out facilities in Tarbert or Scalpay.

REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE

There are no dedicated marine repair or maintenance facilities in either Tarbert or Scalpay. However there are service engineers for diesel engines, outboards and marine electrics and electronics available by prior notice. Please contact us.

 

CHANDLERY, PARTS

If Skippers have a specific requirement then we can take delivery in Tarbert of online ordered spares, parts and chandlery for collection when you dock. Please let us know. You can address the parcel to [ your vessel name ] Isle of Harris Marina, down by the quay, Tarbert, Isle of Harris, HS3 3DB. ​

RESTAURANTS, BARS, HOTELS, SHOPS, GROCERIES

TARBERT

Hotel Hebrides by ferry pier in Tarbert has the famous Mote bar which serves food all day. It does take out from the bar menu. It also has a more formal restaurant and of course rooms and serviced apartments should you need (booking essential) t: 01859 502 364 

Harris Hotel has a snug bar and restaurant as well as rooms and a more informal bar with regular live music. t: 01859 502 154. Next door is their own pub with regular music. The pub does good Pizza with a take out service. 

The Isle of Harris Distillery which is at the head of the bay by the pontoons has wee cafe open from 10 am serving soup, coffee, tea, the fabulous ISLE OF HARRIS GIN and now the newly released HEARACH Whisky. as well as cakes, scones and other light eats. The Distillery is open for tours (booking essential) and has a great shop and welcoming atmosphere. A must do. t: 01859 502 212 

 

The Loomshed Deli ,again on Main Street Tarbert, is the place to go for great espresso coffee, traditional and herbal teas, sweet treats, and hot lunch items (Pies and toasties as wel as cold sandwiches) for both veggies and meat-lovers. They also have a LOOMSHED MICRO BREWERY and Tap room, just outside Tarbert on the road to Scalpay. 10 minute walk from the village.

The Harris Tweed shop is at the back of the distillery, again at the head of the bay near the pontoons and is a cavern of all things tweed. There are 2 parts to the shop, left for tweed by the yard and right for all things made with tweed. 

Essence of Harris is a local family run company that makes a range of beautiful candles and diffusers. They have a shop in the centre of the village by the car park and bus stands.

Waterside cafe is on pier road in the village Just up from Hotel Hebrides +44 7399 742533

Flavour just outside Tarbert (and where you will also find the Loomshed brewery), is a small restaurant with a fabulous tasting menu. This is an 'interactive dining experience', fully licenced. https://flavour.scot/ phone ahead to Chris: 07951643066

GENERAL GROCERY / CONVENIENCE STORES

Akrams on Main Street is a general store for everything; from printer paper, socks, hats, kitchen sundries, cleaning materials, souvenirs and more. Open Monday to Saturday 1000 to 1700

Brownies also on Main Street is a general food store with takeaway coffee, ice cream, newspapers and magazines. Open Monday to Saturday 0900 to 1800

AD Munro is a butcher and general food store with an off licence. Home of AD’s famous own black pudding, sausages and pies. They also have fresh fish when available. Open Monday to Saturday 0900 to 1800

OTHER USEFUL BUSINESSES

  • The Bank of Scotland is now closed in Tarbert. Nearest counter service banking is in Stornoway. There is a CASH MACHINE located in the main car park, adjacent to Essence of Harris shop. Cash back can also be had at AD Munros and Brownies shops, 

  • The Post Office is located next to the North Harris Trust offices. Open Monday to Saturday 0900 to 1700, but half day closing at 1200 on Wednesdays and Saturdays. 

  • Citizens advice on Pier road, next to Tarbert stores.

  • Caledonian Macbrayne Ferry terminal and office is on the pier, diagonal to Hotel Hebrides.

  • North Harris Trust offices and reception, drop in and see whats happening across the North Harris Community owned trust property, offices next to the post office.

  • Blamire at Harris pottery, ceramics, gifts and art, open Monday to Saturday 1000 to 1700. Main Street, Tarbert, left of Brownies groceries. 

SCALPAY

The award winning North Harbour Bistro is situated on the North Harbour shore in the centre of Scalpay. Varied menu to suit everyone and BYOB. (Booking is essential) t: 01859 540 218 or check their facebook page.

Herrringbone and Limpet is a small artist and shop at the head of the Pier road at Scalpay, adjacent to the fire station. abi@herringboneandlimpet.co.uk

TRANSPORT

Car hire Hebrides - Car Hire based in Stornoway, supply vehicles island wide.

They now operate the Harris garage and have cars ready for hire here in Tarbert call 01851 706 500

Local Bus services - ask us for timetables or look up 'CnES bus timetable' online

VISITING THE ISLE OF HARRIS

For more information on places of interest please visit:

Harris Tweed Isle of Harris
Harris Hotel
Essence of Harris
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North Harbour Bistro
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