Islay Birding Tour 2006

One great thing about Islay is that it is big, and I don’t mean in size but in the variety and numerous possibilities it offers. This year was already our third trip to Islay but we felt we missed a lot of information, places, wildlife etc. Therefore a trip with Jeremy Hastings from Islay Birding was the thing that was high on our “todo” list for this year.

We booked Jeremy for Monday the 15th and exactly on time, 09.45 he picked us up at our cottage near Ballygrant.....Read more here

Bruichladdich going strong

Bruichladdich distillery has doubled its profits and become the fourth biggest selling malt in the important Russian Market. Maverick independent Islay distillery Bruichladdich saw profits rise 101% to £403,000 for 2005.

New Website for Bunnahabhain

Bunnahabhain Distillery has launched a new website following the repackaging of the brand last year and the introduction of two new aged additions - an 18 and a 25 year old. The theme of the new website is a "journey of discovery".

To visit the new website please click here

Is global warming affecting Islay?

As global warming makes the temperatures rise in some parts of the world it looks like Islay has got its fair share as well. According to a reliable source the temperatures were so high in the last week of May and beginning of June that everyone was walking around in shorts getting a tan. They even considered starting up coconut farming.. I wonder how the climate on Islay will look like in 50 years or so when global warming really sets off. One thing is sure though, it wont hurt the tourist industry on Islay.