Islay Festival Events Thursday 28 May - Homecoming Parade

Today is rather special and in a way unique. There are two bottles of special whisky on auction today. Today at 12 o'clock the world's most expensive bottle of whisky will be put on offer at according to a mailing by the owners of whisky investment. At the same time Kilchoman Distillery is accepting telephone and email bids prior to an auction of their first official bottle of Kilchoman Single Malt Whisky which will start at 12.30. Please telephone, 01496 850011, or email your bids 30 minutes prior to the start at 12.30. The proceeds of this auction go to Islay charities!

The evening will see the homecoming parade by the distilleries of Islay and Jura. The parade starts at 7pm in Bowmore with a welcome by Lord Robertson and featuring Skerryvore, the Islay Gaelic Choir, Ella Edgar Highland Dancers, Norma Munro, Local Police and Fire Crew, Coastguards,Islay Boys Club and The Brownies, Lifeboat, Marchers and the Islay Pipe Band with Auld Lang Syne at 9.15pm. Below an overview of Thursday's events:

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