Ardnave Point and its many fine beaches are for me the most beautiful part of Islay. Here you have everything, a magnificent walk, stunning beaches, amazing wildlife, breathtaking views of some of the Inner Hebridean Islands, beautiful dunes and all that combined with a perfectly managed farm. Ardnave can be found on the very north-western […]
Welcome to Islay dot Scot
Islay dot Scot is your Photo Guide to the Isle of Islay. As the saying goes, a picture says more than a thousand words. And thousand pictures? They tell a very nice story, as you can discover on this website.
Photo Guide to Isle of Islay
As the former webmaster of www.islayinfo.com, and a 6 year long resident on the Isle of Islay, I’ve seen and photographed many parts of this beautiful island and came to know many of the lovely folk. The results of which can be found everywhere on the site, hence the title Photo Guide to Islay.
About the Isle of Islay
If you’re new on this site and are not familiar with this beautiful island I can tell you that the island can be found off the west coast of Scotland, around 30 miles north of Northern Ireland. Islay is part of the Southern Hebrides. It has 9 whisky distilleries and that number is growing. Rum and gin are produced here too. Other important assets are the stunning beaches, the amazing wildlife such as the thousands of Barnacle Geese wintering at Loch Gruinart, the lovely villages and the friendly folk who always have time for a blether, although they can be, and often are, very busy 😉
People from all over the world visit the island. Very popular is the week long Festival, Feis Ile in Gaelic. It’s the annual highlight for the whisky aficionados and many island lovers, held in the last week of May. The highlight for the locals is the annual Islay Agricultural Show held in early August, at the show-fields in Bridgend.
Visit the Isle of Islay
It’s not always easy to travel to the island. The ferries sometimes have their issues, the Islay weather isn’t always playing along and planes sometimes have to return due to mist. But hey, that’s island life, and it’s great!
If you’re keen to visit you can take the Calmac Ferry from Kennacraig on the Scottish Mainland in Argyll and Bute to either Port Askaig or Port Ellen. The Calmac Ferry sails around 5 times daily. You can also fly from Glasgow to Islay Airport with Loganair, twice daily. Local transport is provided by bus, see timetable, or by taxi.
Islay Accommodation & Places to Eat
If you’re looking for accommodation or places to eat I kindly refer you to the good folk at www.islayinfo.com. They are the main tourism website for Islay. I do have some tips on how to Save Money on your Islay Accommodation. But hang on, don’t leave yet…. On this website you’ll find many great articles with useful info and insider tips all complimented with many many photos. Plenty of reasons to stay and discover all the great stuff Islay has to offer.