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Barra Airport, famous for its runway on the beach, turned 80 this year. 

The airport, which sees planes landing onto the sands of Traigh Mhòr, situated on the North tip of the Isle of Barra, was first opened in 1936. 

Pictured below at Traigh Mhòr on August 8 2016, marking this special anniversary, are: Inglis Lyon, Managing Director of HIAL; Cllr. Donald Manford; Humza Yousaf MSP; and Angus Brendan MacNeil MP.