The  Isles  of  Barra  and  Vatersay  are  the  most  Southerly  inhabited islands  in  the  Outer  Hebrides  and  the  most  Westerly  in  the  U.K. White  Sandy  beaches  and  beautiful  scenery  mixed  with  a  rich history  and  a  strong  community  spirit  are  only  some  of  the reasons    that    Barra    and    Vatersay    won    The    Best    Island Community,  Best  Scottish  Community  and  Best  UK  Community Awards at the 2008 Calor Village of The Year award