Dream job running café on Scottish island with a world-famous beach

A dream job running a café on a remote Scottish island with a world-famous beach is being advertised.

The café, which will open later this summer, is located at Barra Airport , Outer Hebrides, which is globally renowned for its sandy beach runway.

A £1.5 million refurbishment of the airport terminal and facilities is currently ongoing with an amazing opportunity to take over the Café Catering Concession, which is looking to get back to full operation.

‘Barra Airport handled nearly 11,000 passengers in 2022/23 and we believe there is considerable scope to generate income from cafe services for locals and passing tourist trade as well as tourists stopping to watch aircraft landing on our famous beach runway,’ said airport manager, Michael Galbraith.

‘The airport is very popular due to our unique beach setting and the world-wide interest this has for visitors, whether or not they are flying in or out.

‘Our successful Café Catering Concession operated for many years before Covid struck and we are keen to get back to offering a quality, café style operation of hot and cold drinks, snacks, and food.’

Scottish Government-owned Highlands and Islands Airports Limited said the job is a ‘unique opportunity’ for someone.

HIAL have set a deadline of 7 June for interested parties to come forward and operate the new café, which is expected to cater for 50 people.

For more information visit: Highlands and Islands Airports Limited – Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (hial.co.uk)

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