Go Islay,Things to do on Islay

Whisky, wildlife and walking – we love it. If you’re looking for a Hebridean holiday, Islay truly is a treat for all the senses. Whether you are a new visitor or an old friend, you will simply delight in the magic of Islay and all it has to offer.

Islay is famous for many things, with people visiting time and time again to indulge in their own passion, whether that be whisky, walking, birdwatching, cycling, fishing, golf, history, photography – the list goes on. Islay has stunning beaches, beautiful walks, historical sites, great places to eat and of course, lovely people. Perhaps most famous for its whisky distilleries, Islay offers some superb single malts to savour and the distillery tours are well worth a try.

It could be that you are visiting with a distinct purpose or with an entirely open mind. Either way, we have tried to include some useful links to help. You may choose to explore the breathtaking coastline, meandering tracks or winding island roads alone, or you could let one of Islay’s experienced wildlife guides do the job for you; whatever you choose, you can rest assured that the possibilities are endless, the people welcoming and the pace relaxed.

All About Islay

We have included the following links to websites where you can find out more about Islay, its people and its history:

Islay whisky

Some love them all but others remain faithful to their favourite peaty friends. Whichever category you fit in, you are part of a happy band of Islay single malt enthusiasts, dare I say fanatics, across the world. There are many societies, fan clubs, touring parties, books, web sites and blogs dedicated to Islay whisky but we have included some of our favourites below:

Walking on Islay

Fishing on Islay

Cycling on Islay

Bird-watching on Islay

Food and drink on Islay

Places to visit on Islay

Scottish tourism links