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Please feel free to get in touch with us to make an order or if you have any questions about The Birlinn Yarn Company.

Sunhill, Isle of Berneray, North Uist
Outer Hebrides, Scotland, HS6 5BQ

+44 (0)1876 540283

Contact Us

The Birlinn Yarn Company
Isle of Berneray
Outer Hebrides

T: 01876 540 283


The Isle of Berneray

The Isle of Berneray derives its name from the Old Norse Bjarnar-øy, which means either "Bjorn's island" or possibly "bear island".

The island is situated in the Sound of Harris in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland and has a permanent population of around 110 people.

We are an active and busy community, with Gaelic still spoken widely and the main sources of employment being crofting, fishing, fish farming and tourism.

The west side of Berneray is one long uninterrupted white sandy beach bordered by a machair full of wild flowers. A respectful approach to agriculture through generations of crofting has ensured that the delicate ecology has been maintained and the island is still a wealth of flora and fauna.


Isle of Berneray Community Website - for further information on our small Hebridean island.
Lamraig Thatched Cottage Accommodation - our self catering thatched cottage.
Ocean Guides - marine eco-tourism boat trips in the Sound of Harris run by the Rodger family from Berneray harbour.

where to buy locally

Puffin Studio Crafts
The Old Post Office
Creagorry, Benbecula

Monday - Saturday 10:30am - 16:30pm


The Birlinn Yarn Company
Sunhill Croft,
Isle of Berneray.

Open April - September.
By arrangement … just incase we are busy please email or call: 01876 540283.