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The Family Guide to Islay

Things to do with Kids on Islay What will you get up to when staying in our family-friendly accommodation on Islay? There are plenty of things to do with kids on our beautiful Scottish island. Here are some of our favourites. Play on the Beach Well, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to […]

Top 5 Things to do on Islay

You spend that last week before your holidays tying up all your tasks. Then you start to pack the car, have those niggles with your traveling partner(s)- ‘did I switch the iron off, have you left food for the cat, you did lock the back door, didn’t you?….’ and you are finally on your way […]

Wildlife Spotting on Islay

Scottish Wildlife Islay is home to some truly magnificent natural beauty and Scottish wildlife. The island is a hot spot for wildlife and birdwatchers throughout the world and renowned for its offering of diverse and rare wild inhabitants. Planning a trip to Islay? Keep reading to find out more about wildlife spotting on Islay. Grey […]

Our Favourite Islay Distilleries

Visiting Whisky Distilleries on Islay Asides from Islay’s stunning natural beauty, if there’s one thing our island can hold a claim to fame about. And that’s producing world class malt whisky! Of course, with eight distilleries on the island alone, it can be hard to know where to begin. But don’t worry, we’re here to […]

Nature Retreats to Islay

Exploring Scottish Nature on Islay Islay is famous for its spectacular wildlife and is home to many species. A beautiful, peaceful and easily-accessible island of the Inner Hebrides, it’s the perfect place to visit for a Scottish nature and wildlife retreat.  Sea Life Islay Sea Adventures offer wonderful nature-watching boat tours. So, if you fancy bobbing […]

Scottish Highlands and Islands Packing List

What to Pack for Scotland’s Highlands and Islands The Scottish Highlands and Islands is one of the most magnificent places to visit on earth! But with our rugged landscapes and famously changeable Scottish weather, you might be wondering what to pack for a visit. So, here’s our list to give you a few pointers. What […]

Romantic Island Escape

Come to Islay for Romantic Breaks in Scotland Are you looking for romantic breaks in Scotland? Then why not make an adventure of it and visit the stunning Scottish island of Islay? Islay is a perfect romantic getaway, with scenery and views to set any heart fluttering! With Valentines Day just around the corner, this could […]

Highland Cow Q&A

Here on Islay, we are no strangers to the Highland cow, a distinctive type of cattle that originated in Scotland. This hairy, horned beast can often be spotted grazing our rugged landscapes, whatever the weather. They’re a hardy breed, and they thrive where others would struggle. But they are friendly too, and popular with tourists. […]

Experience a Scottish Christmas on Islay

A Traditional Scottish Christmas December is here and we’re feeling festive at Islay Cottages. Christmas is fast approaching, a time for families and friends to unite, celebrate and reflect. We don’t think there’s anywhere better to experience a traditional Scottish Christmas than right here on our beautiful island. There’s a great sense of community and togetherness […]

Not a Whisky Spirit! Ghost stories from Islay Scotland

Scottish Ghost Stories from the island of Islay Whisky is by far the most famous spirit on Islay, our Scottish island. But with Halloween looming, we thought we would look at some of our other types of spirits that inhabit this ancient place. If you like Scottish ghost stories, then read on and find out […]