After a, well deserved, week on holiday it's time to catch up with the latest news on my favorite subject: Islay. First an article in the News and Star mentioning there is no Fish and Chips shop on Islay. But despite that Islay has much to offer according to the article Celtic Charms. Islay doesn't need a Chippie if you ask me, but thats only my opinion. I wonder how they would taste with an Islay Malt? Chippie or no Chippie, there are some fine places on Islay to eat out already. For example the Croft Kitchen in Port Charlotte, The Old Kiln cafe at the Ardbeg Distillery and of course The Harbour Inn at Bowmore. But these are not the only places of course for a good meal, most hotels on Islay offer very fine meals as well.
The Islay lifeboat was called out on tuesday the 8th of August to assist the "MV Cemfjord" which had engine dificulties a few miles from the Islay Coast in worsening weather. Stuart Atkinson, Watch Manager, Clyde Coastguard said: "The crews of the two Severn class lifeboats have done a fantastic job this evening in towing this disabled vessel to a safe anchorage. More info on this story here
According to the Herald Islay airport was also hit by the chaos after the arrest of the pakistan terrorists. Very well understandable of course but it doesn't make flying any easier. Longer check-in times and more security are a result of all this and I wonder where this will lead to.
Is this all? Yes it's all for now but there is more to come very soon so do come back.