Islay, ‘The Queen of the Hebrides’, is world famous not just for it's malt whisky but also for it's beautiful sandy beaches, excellent trout and salmon fishing, an 18 hole links golf course, fabulous wildlife and spectacular scenery. It''s an island rich in history, and  was once the capital of the Clan Donald’s Lordship of the Isles.  The Finlaggan Trust, at Ballygrant, offers the opportunity to explore the medieval remains of this Gaelic empire’s defiance against Scotland’s monarchy. There is also the Kildalton Cross that stands in the chapel grounds on the lands of Ardmore, to the east of the Island.  This is the only complete Celtic High Cross in Scotland, Carved circa AD800.

Islay has 8 working distilleries – Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain, Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Ardbeg, Bowmore and Kilchoman – where tours for visitors can be arranged.  There are numerous beautiful beaches – Kilnaughton Bay and Laggan Bay (which stretches for 7 miles) near Port Ellen and some of the most beautiful can be found on the west coast at Saligo and Machir Bay at Kilchoman.

Various accomodation from Hotels, B & B's, Guesthouses and Campsites can be found around the island and in the picturesque villages of Port Charlotte, Port Ellen, Bowmore (the islands' Capital) and Portnahaven to name but a few.  Further information regarding accomodation can be found at the excellent Islay Info website which is listed below.

 

                                     THE FOLLOWING ARE LINKS TO SOME WELL KNOWN ISLAY WEBSITES: 


 

Islay Blog

 

 ISLAY BLOG

A blog all about Islay

 

FEIS ILE - FESTIVAL OF MALT AND MUSIC

The website for Feis Ile - Islay's annual festival of malt and music

 

PORT MOR CENTRE, PORT CHARLOTTE

Community Centre, Campsite & Cafe

 

EILEAN DHACHAIDH - BRUICHLADDICH

luxury holiday caravan for hire

www.eileandhachaidh.weebly.com



CALA SITH GUEST HOUSE

If you're looking for B&B accomodation, the Islay Pipe Band can personally recommend the Cala Sith Guest House at the pier in Port Ellen.  Great value for money and a warm welcome are guaranteed!

www.calasith.co.uk


OUR LOCAL NEWSPAPER
Independant newspaper covering Islay and Jura

 

IONAD CHALUIM CILLE ILE -

THE COLUMBA CENTRE

Here you can engage with Gaelic language and culture through a progressive year-round range of classes, courses and activities.

 

BRUICHLADDICH TAXIS
Friendly and reliable taxi service covering the whole of the island.
www.bruichladdichtaxis.weebly.com



 ISLE OF JURA MUSIC FESTIVAL

 

                                                                   ARGYLL WIDE NEWS AND MUCH MORE

                                                                                     www.forargyll.com                                      


 

 
Make a Free Website with Yola.