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Isle of Islay

Historical and Genealogical...


The Museum of Islay Life is managed by the Islay Museums Trust and has as its principal aim the conservation and display of items illustrative of life in Islay, from prehistoric to recent times

If you are researching your family history, or have always wanted to find out more about Scots in past centuries, is the site for you! We offer free access to our fully searchable database of over 350,000 names of "defuncts" in Scottish Wills from 1500-1875.

Here's the Glasgow-Islay Association

The Scottish people of the Inner Hebridean Isle of Islay have a native son of whom they should be very proud; General Alexander McDougall. Yet he has unfortunately faded from historical records, so that very few people today are aware of his life and the impact he had on the world beyond the Isles.

A portal site for the islands of Islay and Jura, with information for local
people, tourists, and those with an interest in the islands

The Society was founded in 1977 "to promote the study of family history in the Glasgow & West of Scotland". A close relationship is enjoyed with the Mitchell Library and Glasgow City Archives and we are indebted to the senior staff of both for their interest and support  The Argyle Patent...information on the
families who left Islay in 1738, 1739, and 1740 to eventually settle the Argyle Patent in Washington Co., NY

"Robert Hamilton, he an Excise officer in Bowmore and Elisbeth Douglas, she a young girl in Bowmore were registered for marriage November 23, 1811 and married November 27, 1811." One from Mark Howell I believe...

Included is information, and membership, of the Clan Donald Society's in Scotland; the Clan Donald Centre on Skye; the Finlaggan Trust on Islay, Scotland, the Clan MacAlister Centre at Glenbarr, plus news and other information of interest

Dunyvaig Castle is situated on the east side of Lagavulin Bay, near Lagavulin Distillery which is located not far from Port Ellen on east coast of the Isle of Islay

Travel and General Commercial sites...


The Ileach, newspaper from Islay  Islay Woollen Mill designs were featured in 'Braveheart starring Mel Gibson and 'Forrest Gump' with Tom Hanks.  Should you visit Islay, stopping at Islay Woollen Mill is as necessary as touring a distillery!

A new portal site for both islands of Islay and Jura you'll soon find information on health, travel, business, tourism, natural history and heritage, and of course - whisky!

A service for tourists and the people of Islay - one of the worlds most beautiful islands

Tigh Cargaman was built in 1842 and is situated on the outskirts of Port Ellen in its own grounds with magnificent views over Kilnaughton Bay, Carraig Fhada Lighthouse, and the cliffs of the Oa.  In the grounds there are three cottages available for holiday lets throughout the year.

An introduction to the Port Charlotte Hotel and the Isle of Islay for people who may like to visit us, and also to provide our regular guests with the latest news and views from our island home

The renovation of the Whitehart Inn, and the new Inn keeper!

Islay Marine Charters are based on the Hebridean island of Islay offering private and commercial charter for sea angling, pleasure or survey work

SEAFARI ISLAY: The best way to visit Islay's seven Distilleries and Craighouse on Jura, from the sea

Port Askaig Hotel is a picturesque, family run Highland Inn on the shores of the Sound of Islay

"The Old School", built over 100 years ago, survives in a splendid setting on Loch Leodamais and Kilnaughton Bay, overlooking the Mull of Oa, with Ireland and the Atlantic beyond. You can rent this place!

Try the C & E Roy House website for lots of good information

Called the Best of Islay and Jura; where to stay, where to eat, what to see, what to do, etc...  Another "Chamber of Commerce" style site, travel, accommodations, etc...  Will take you to the Machrie Hotel & Golf Links site.  Built approximately 250 years ago as a farmhouse, the Machrie became an hotel about the turn of the century.

Situated adjacent to Bowmore Harbour on the Isle of Islay, The Harbour Inn is a small, four bedroom, family run hotel with an emphasis on high quality food with ingredients selected from local produce

Welcome to the website of the Lochside Hotel, Bowmore, Isle of Islay.  This looks like a really nice place... will take you to the "Islay and Jura Marketing" site

"The Internet Guide to Scotland - Isle of Islay"

Argyll & Bute's Councillors; Convener, Vice Convener, Leader, Depute Leader

No visit would be complete without the Distilleries...  "You've tuned into the home of Ardbeg.  The Ultimate Single Islay Malt Scotch Whisky.  It is, perhaps, the most peaty malt whisky in the world - certainly of all the Islay malts."

Bruichladdich was built at an ideal location on the edge of Loch Indaal, on the most westerly point of Islay, by Barnet Harvey in 1881. At the time it was a state-of-the-art plant.  Closed down in 1995, it has been silent ever since.  That is, until now... is the whisky web site for the 400 malt collection in the Lochside Hotel and is certainly worth a visit.  I especially like their "Counseling" page! "We are delighted to announce the launch of the Laphroaig Online Club" "Morrison Bowmore Distillers Limited is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Suntory Limited and is one of the major names in Scotch Whisky"  "Welcome to the home of a unique blended Scotch Whisky. Black Bottle has been crafted over time to fully embrace the intensity of Islay Malt Whisky in a complex, satisfying blend"

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