It is a beautiful, small, tranquil Hebridean island - that also happens to be a global name in the whisky industry. The island is home to numerous world-famous distilleries.
Islay is home to much more though - including stunning seascapes, wildlife and a rich history bringing over 80,000 visitors to the island each year.

Islay is the fifth-largest Scottish island with a total area of almost 620 square kilometres (240 sq miles).

Today, it has over 3,000 inhabitants, and the main commercial activities are agriculture, malt whisky distillation and tourism. The island has a long history of religious observance, and Scottish Gaelic is spoken by about a quarter of the population. Its landscapes have been celebrated through various art forms, and there is a growing interest in renewable energy in the form of wave power. Islay is home to many bird species such as the wintering populations of Greenland white-fronted and barnacle goose, and is a popular destination throughout the year for bird-watchers The climate is mild and ameliorated by the Gulf Stream.

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How to get there - Ferry from Kennacraig, West Coast of Scotland To Port Ellen (2 hours, 20 minutes) or to Port Askaig (1 hour 55 minutes). Kennacraig is roughly 100 miles from Glasgow, and the drive takes you past Loch Lomond, and down the coast of Loch Fyne." />
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