Isle of Barra Distillery

Isle of Barra

We were approached by Isle of Barra Distillers who have an exciting vision to expand their existing successful business to create a new single malt whisky and gin distillery and visitors centre on the Isle of Barra. The aim is to create more jobs on the island and a sustainable future for the residents of the island. The distillery will significantly contribute to the islands fragile economy by providing a tourist destination for visitors to the island.

The proposal has been designed to be sensitive to its rural context. In such a special site the proposal aims to maximise views to the Atlantic and the tranquil white sand beaches, iconic to the Isle of Barra. This is achieved through carefully considered orientation and design of internal spaces. The massing and form is inspired by the traditional forms found within the island.