The Isle of Islay
The Isle of Islay is rightly known as the Queen of the Hebrides. It is an island which has retained its Gaelic Culture and remains unspoilt. Its range of history can be seen from the remaining standing stones, Celtic crosses and ancient chapels throughout the island. Many artifacts from the past are displayed in the Museum of Islay life situated in Port Charlotte.
Explore the island’s ever changing beauty, from the wild west coast cliffs and long sandy beaches, to wooded lochs and sheltered bays. Islay is a paradise for naturalists and birdwatchers. Over 250 Species of birds have been recorded including the Golden Eagle, Chough and, in winter, the largest flock of Barnacle in Britain.
You can enjoy the simple pleasures of beach combing, walking fishing, or the more active pastimes of wind surfing, diving, cycling or golf on Islay’s 18 hole Machrie golf course. Don’t forget to visit one of the distilleries and taste the famous Islay malt whisky.