Islay Image Gallery and Photo Blog
Islay Image Gallery has a stunning selection of Islay pictures as well as the Islay Photo Blog. The Isle of Islay is a fascinating island off the west coast of Scotland. The island offers a huge variety in habitats for many species of wildlife including Golden and Sea Eagles, Chough, Otters, Barnacle Geese and many others. The island is also home to eight of the worlds most famous single malt whisky distilleries; Ardbeg, Laphroaig, Lagavulin, Bowmore, Kilchoman, Caol Ila, Bunnahabhain and Bruichladdich. The distilleries provide work for many islanders and attract a lot of tourists, especially during the annual Islay Whisky Festival in the last week of May. Farming is another important source of income for many islanders as Islay has a large number of farms spread all over the island. Farming also contributes in a positive way to the landscape and wildlife. Fishing, although not as widespread as in earlier days, still provides an income for some of the islanders. Each year thousands of tourists make the journey to the island to visit their favourite distillery, enjoy the magnificent scenery, walk the many beautiful beaches or just relax and enjoy the gentle pace of island life where Islay is also famous for. As an Ileach myself, moved to Islay in 2014, I try to go out with the camera as often as possible to show you all the aspects of this lovely island.
About the Islay Image Gallery
Most of the images I take end up on the website, social media and first and foremost on the Islay Image Gallery. There is a good selection of galleries, we are building on our info pages and we have a Photo Blog with regular Image updates of images which appear in the Islay Image Gallery. Please enjoy your virtual island tour.