Ever wondered about what Islay is made of, how it got here and why it's the shape it is? A new book on the Geology of Islay has just been published which attempts to answer these questions. It also contains 12 illustrative walking excursions and is suitable for all levels of experience. Each walking excursion in the book has its own whisky recommendation; mainly one that has some connection to the geology of that walk - a sort of 'Whisky on the Rocks'.
The book will be launched at the Islay Natural History Society in Port Charlotte on Thursday 19th March at 7:30. All three authors, David Webster, Roger Anderton and Alasdair Skelton will be there and will be giving short talks on their recent research on the Islay area as well as introducing the book and signing copies. The book will be for sale at the launch and also in the bowmore bookshop plus the ferries. If you aren't on the island you can buy it online via Ringwood Publishing