A peaceful beach on the Isle of Islay

An eco-friendly holiday on Islay, Scotland

We are all looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint as we go about our busy lives. In everyday life, we have our energy-saving routines…

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Family on a kayak with sunset

Family days out on Islay

Islay is such a wonderful place to visit, there is a reason that the isle is called the Queen of the Hebrides! It is packed full of natural beauty…

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Fresh young wild garlic

Foraging on Islay

Our ancestors relied on their knowledge of foraging to bring food to the table. In recent times, the closest we get to this is a …

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Panoramic aerial view of rocky shores, valleys and hills of isle of Islay

Peace and quiet on Islay

Islay is a beautiful island that is well-known for its whisky. But, if you’re after a bit of peace and quiet, where are the best places to go? We…

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whisky barrels lined up by the water on Islay

Islay Whisky Tours

We welcome many visitors to the island each year, all coming for different reasons. A great number visit us because they have tried…

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A flock of geese migrating on the west coast of Scotland

Searching for wildlife on Islay

Islay is a beautiful island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. A place renowned for its vast array of wildlife and magnificent natural landscapes…

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A deer standing in grass

Deer spotting on Islay

Spotting deer on your trip to Islay is a fun pastime to enjoy as you drive or hike around the island. Deer can pop their cute little heads up at…

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A Highland cow by the Islay coastline

Where to see Highland cows?

Tuesday is #coosday! A day to celebrate the mighty Heilan coo (Highland cow). This iconic breed of cattle originated in the Highlands…

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Panorama of Portnahaven, Isle of Islay, Scotland

Scots Gaelic words to learn on Islay

Although the main language spoken on Islay today is English, we have many Scots Gaelic speakers too. In fact, around 25% of us speak Gaelic…

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A group of visitors walking up the road on Islay

What to bring on your holidays in Islay, Scotland

If this is your first time visiting Islay then you might be wondering exactly what you can expect when you get to the island. What should…

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