When you visit the West Highlands of Scotland you're likely to come across an Oban Times publication called Holiday West Highland, a newspaper style magazine packed with tourist information of the West Highlands such as where to go, what to see, where to eat and where to stay. The magazine covers an area that roughly stretches from the Mull of Kintyre and Islay in the south to Mull and Fort William in the north and includes all the islands of Argyll and Bute. There are several issues every year and the August issue is, for me, a rather special one, hence this article.
When Sally from the Oban Times contacted me and asked for permission to use a picture of the Jura Hotel I was delighted and was glad to help out. When she later asked me to use more pictures of Islay and Jura for their August and future issues of the magazine I was even happier. It's not everyday that a major newspaper wants to use my pictures for an Islay and Jura feature. The August issue of the magazine was sent to me last week and today I noticed that it is available for download as pdf as well. In it you will find some interesting articles of Oban, Mull and Iona, Inveraray and a feature of Islay and Jura called "wild and wonderful gems of the Hebrides." The Islay and Jura article includes a credit which I'm very proud of:
Ron Steenvoorden from the Netherlands created wonderful websites for Islay and Jura; visit www.islayinfo.com and www.jurainfo.com to learn all about the islands on these beautiful websites, created with the love he feels for the islands. Also available is a blog site he has developed called blog.islayinfo.com for news and reading/posting comments. He has kindly provided all the fabulous photographs you see on this Islay and Jura feature.