Immerse yourself in Islay

Islay has a place in the heart of every whisky lover, but it’s not just the world-class distilleries that draw visitors to this beautiful, fertile and fascinating inner Hebridean island. With miles of sandy beaches, outstanding Scottish wildlife and a rich Highland heritage, there’s so much to see and do on Islay. 

There’s plenty for kids to do too, and Islay is a great place for an active family holiday in Scotland. Islay has a varied geology which in turn gives rise to a diverse range of natural habitats from moorland to peat bogs. Enjoy an outdoor adventure on Islay, with fantastic walking, cycling, golf, horse riding and kayaking on offer.

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Everything there is to see and do in Islay

Tiree Wave Classic

Mull and Iona

Coll & The Cosmos

Coll and Tiree

Coll & The Cosmos is a stargazing weekend break on the Isle of Coll which makes the most of the island's incredible dark sky.

Coll Half Marathon 2022

Coll and Tiree

Music Coll with The Tunnell Trust

Coll and Tiree

Punk on the Peninsula

Dunoon and Cowal

Head to Dunoon for an amazing weekend of punk.

Carradale Music Festival 2022

Kintyre and Gigha

Carradale Music Festival, a family friendly festival held in the beautiful scenic village of Carradale


Kintyre and Gigha

Expect the very best as we work together with local distillers and other service suppliers from around the UK.

The Kintyre Way Ultra 2022

Kintyre and Gigha

The 2022 Kintyre Way Ultra will take place on Saturday 14th May, from Campbeltown to Machrihanish.

Ardrishaig Pier Square Monthly Market

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Ardrishaig Pier Square Monthly Market, which happens every 3rd Saturday of the Month from 11am- 4pm (During the lighter months) & 11am-3pm (During the darker months)

Argyll Farmer's & Country Market

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Argyll Farmer's & Country Market runs every 2nd Saturday between 10 am and 1 pm in Ardrishaig Co-op Car Park.