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 you pack for Islay? What do you need to know?

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Two children on a hammock being bothered by Scottish midges

How to deal with Scottish midges

If you are considering a trip to Islay in summer, please don’t let midges put you off. These wee beasties have been chomping at us for thousands of years, and we can happily enjoy our beautiful island year-round – so can you!

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Lagavulin Bay and Dunyvaig Castle on the coastline of Islay

Islay Festival Fèis Ìle 2022

The Islay Festival (Fèis Ìle in Gaelic) is our island’s festival of whisky, music and culture. It takes place annually during the last week of May…

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Aerial view of Port Ellen on the isle of Islay

How to get to Islay

When visiting Scotland on holiday, our beautiful Scottish island really should be top of your list of places to visit. Famous for whisky, with 9 working…

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Rainbow heart representing LGBT movement, on the beach

LGBT+ travel on Islay, Scotland

Scotland is a diverse and inclusive place to visit, and Scottish people are famous for their warm and friendly dispositions. So gay travellers…

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Thistles growing by the side of the road on Islay

Visiting Islay with an electric car

The electric car market is growing fast. With more and more people taking the eco-friendly option when choosing a vehicle. Electric cars …

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Lighthouse at Port Charlotte on the Isle of Islay

Short on time? Experience Islay in a day...

Islay is a wonderful island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, full of historic attractions, hidden gems, abundant wildlife and spectacular …

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View from The Big Strand beach on Islay

Best beaches before a Peatzeria feast

The isle of Islay is well-known for its magnificent beaches all around the coastline. But today, we are focusing particularly on those beaches …

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Bowmore walks to work up an appetite

Walks near Bowmore, Islay Looking for great Islay walks? Today, we’re taking a look at some of the best local walks near our pizza …

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Wide beaches on Lochindaal, Islay

Hidden Gems on Islay

Today, we’re taking a look at some of the hidden gems on Islay that you might not spot straight away, but that you really shouldn’t miss!

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