Outer Hebrides: Police offer advice to visitors to Barra and Vatersay

The local force has advised tourists visiting the islands to do so “out of consideration for other visitors and those lucky enough to live here year-round”.

This follows issues that have been highlighted with visitors in the past, including issues with people ignoring restrictions and parking in designated transit spaces, causing traffic problems and disruption.

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Other problems include people throwing their trash and pets that are not controlled and attacks on livestock.

Constable Phil Farndell said: “We look forward to welcoming visitors from around the world to these beautiful, picturesque islands. All we ask is that while you are here, be considerate and respectful of other visitors and local residents. Please dispose of your rubbish and litter responsibly, control your pets and comply with restrictions. Let’s all work together to ensure we can all enjoy the breathtaking and awe-inspiring beauty of the islands.”

Police confirmed that lamp posts will be displayed in areas where problems have been raised in the past and where there are many tourists and traffic.

The wraps are also displayed on the main Oban to Barra ferry.

Two of the panels display QR codes which, when scanned, link the user directly to Buth Bharraigh and provide up to date information on shops and services on Barra and Vatersay.

The other QR code links to the Outer Hebrides website for the western isles, providing information on campsites, facilities and a valuable guide to safely driving, walking and cycling the Hebrides roads.

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