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Isle of Islay

The Isle of Islay promises an amazing experience with its birdlife, seafood, peaty whiskies and dramatic coastal seascapes. A stunning island on the "whisky coast" of west Scotland, Islay is probably best known for its peaty, smoky whiskies. Home to nine working distilleries, Islay has the process down to a fine art. Sláinte!

Map of Islay

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How to travel to and around Islay

Getting to


You can catch the ferry daily from Kennacraig and once a week from Oban.

Visit the Calmac website for more information


Getting around

Bus and coach

There are regular buses on the island to transport you around.

Discover more on getting around Islay


A tip from your local expert

Loch Finlaggan

Finlaggen Loch is a place of great importance in Scottish history. It was the site of the inauguration of Clan Donald (MacDonald), as Lords of the Isles, took place. Explore the ancient site and learn more at the visitor centre.


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