The spectacular beaches and mesmerising wilderness of the Inner Hebridean islands of Islay and Jura will fill you with joy and enrich your life.
Home to a vast variety of birds and wildlife, big unblemished skies and, of course, world famous distilleries, these islands are surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and will either have you relaxing with the peace and quiet, tapping your toes to traditional music or tantalizing your taste buds with quality local produce.
Islay is famed for its friendly locals, smoky whiskies, overwintering geese and miles of sandy beaches. The island’s main features are undoubtedly the single malt whisky distilleries, which are sought after the world over. Take a tour at your most loved, or all nine to create a real unique experience you’ll never forget.
Islay also has a unique sea faring heritage, and many fascinating archaeological sites from standing stones, forts and duns to Finlaggan, the headquarters of the Lord of the Isles.
If you’re looking to see more wildlife than you do people, Jura is for you. Considered one of Scotland’s last wildernesses with the population of around 200 out-numbered by over 5000 deer. Jura, believed to originate from the Norse ‘Island of the Deer’ is a walkers’ paradise with the Paps of Jura being the main destination.
You can also visit the world’s third largest whirlpool, Corryvreckan, which sits between Jura and nearby Scarba in the north – it’s a sight like no other