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What's on: Islay Events in 2023

2023 is shaping up to be a year of fantastic events on Islay! So for lovers of culture, sport and music, check out what’s in store over the year, and…

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Have a Scottish Hogmanay on Islay

Hogmanay is the Scots word for New Year’s Eve and it’s a huge celebration in Scotland. Here on Islay, the southernmost island of the Inner…

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Things to do on Islay this Christmas

Islay is a truly magical Scottish island, and even more so at Christmas time. The streets and houses are lit with twinkling …

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Whisky barrels on the isle of Islay

Visiting Islay in the winter

Are you coming to visit us on Islay this winter? Avoiding the busy summer season has lots of advantages. You get to wrap up …

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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 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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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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Jazz Things Up 2022

Here on Islay and Jura, we boast some of the best music festivals in Scotland. And with two years of cancellations, we are delighted to …

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Travel to Islay in Autumn

If you have decided to travel to Islay in autumn, you are in for a treat. As the summer months slowly fade, we are still able to enjoy beautiful …

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