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What's new? Last update 26/Apr/2014
Kind of a preliminary addition to the Islay Distillery Panoramas collection: A panoramic view of Gartbreck Farm on the shore of Loch Indaal, the planned site of the 9th Islay distillery. I hope it will give you an impression of the site.
Previous update 07/Apr/2014
At long last an update to an important part of my Isle of Islay pages, after three years I've finally updated my printable Islay guide to the sixth edition. The next edition won't wait that long, promised!
Previous update 25/Jan/2014
Ooops, almost a year since the last update here… The first update for 2014 is yet another addition to the More Islay 180° panoramas collection: Taking you to the north coast for a panorama of a view over the beach at Bàgh an Dà Dhoruis, looking west in June 2013. I hope you'll enjoy the views.
Previous update 16/Feb/2013
The second update for 2013 is of course also an addition to the More Islay 180° panoramas collection: Taking you to the south coast for a panorama of a view over over the southern skerries near Ardilistry in June 2012. I hope you'll enjoy the views.
Previous update 02/Feb/2013
The first update for 2013 follows a familiar theme, another addition to the More Islay 180° panoramas collection: This time a panorama of a dramatic sunset over Islay as seen from the ferry to Kennacraig. I hope you'll enjoy the view.
Previous update 29/Dec/2012 To complement the previous panorama another addition to the More Islay 180° panoramas collection: A panorama of a view from the dunes at the entrance to Machir Bay on the west coast of Islay. The view when you arrive on the beach, I hope you like it.
Previous update 15/Dec/2012
Another addition to the More Islay 180° panoramas collection: A panorama of a view from the dunes at Machir Bay on the west coast of Islay, taking in the whole of Machir Bay with a full view of the beach. I hope you'll like it.
Previous update 10/Nov/2012
The latest addition to the More Islay 180° panoramas collection: A panorama of a view from the cliffs at Sanaigmore over the north west of Islay, seen from above Port Carraig Sgàirn. The view takes in Sanaigmore Bay, the Paps of Jura in the distance and of course the steep cliffs at Port Carraig Sgàirn to name a few. I hope you'll enjoy the view.
Previous update 03/Nov/2012
Yes, yet another addition to the More Islay 180° panoramas collection: A panorama of a view over Saligo River and Saligo Bay on the west coast of Islay. I hope you'll enjoy this visit to one of Islay's most popular beaches.
Previous update 20/Oct/2012
Returning to Islay from Jura for another addition to the More Islay 180° panoramas collection: A panorama of a view over Soldier's Rock on The Oa in the south of Islay, seen from Slochd Maol Doiridh. The view takes in the sea stack known as Soldier's Rock and the surrounding coastline including the natural arch. I hope you'll like it.
Previous update 13/Oct/2012
A wider view of the previous panorama, again added to the Isle of Jura panoramas collection: A panoramic view over the Jura shoreline and the Sound of Islay from Brosdale on Jura. Brosdale Island, Jura House, McArthur's Head and even Kintyre can be seen on a beautiful sunny day.
Previous update 27/Aug/2012
This could have gone into the Islay panoramas as most of what you see is Islay, but as the view is from Jura I decided to add it to the Isle of Jura panoramas collection: A panoramic view over the Sound of Islay with McArthur's Head from Brosdale on Jura. McArthur's Head lighthouse, the hills in the south east of Islay and An Cladach bothy can be seen, hope you'll like it.
Previous update 15/May/2012
Felt like adding another panorama to the More Islay 180° panoramas collection, a panorama of a view over the rocky shore around Bholsa on the north coast of Islay. Seen from near the big cave, also with a view over to Colonsay and Oronsay. I hope you'll find it interesting.
Previous update 07/May/2012
This bank holiday weekend's panorama is the latest addition to the More Islay 180° panoramas collection, a panorama of a view over the skerries on the south coast of Islay. Seen from the coast between Ardilistry and Ardmore, I hope you'll like it.
Previous update 13/Aug/2011
Something completely new and different for my Isle of Islay pages: I've finally completed the Window into the Past - Laphroaig Distillery, Isle of Islay page, opening a window into the past by combining new and old pictures into one. I hope you'll enjoy the seven pictures of Laphroaig.
Previous update 31/May/2011
Before you think the only updates here will be new panoramas something rather different: I've now uploaded the fifth edition of my printable Islay guide, hopefully in time for your Islay holiday.
Previous update 28/May/2011
This weekend's panorama is the latest addition to the More Islay 180° panoramas collection, a panorama of a view over Port Ellen and Texa on the south coast of Islay. Seen from the hills above Kilnaughton Bay, I hope you'll like it.
Previous update 21/May/2011
Yes, another panorama, the latest addition to the Islay Hotel Port Ellen Panoramas collection: The under construction Islay Hotel in April 2011 panorama. Possibly the final one of the hotel to come after my next Islay visit in June…
Previous update 14/May/2011
This week I had to make a decision, the panorama could have gone to the More Islay 180° panoramas collection, but in the end I opted for the Islay Distillery Panoramas: The new one is a panoramic view of Loch Laphroaig flanked by Laphroaig distillery taken in April 2011.
Previous update 07/May/2011
Back to Islay for this week's panorama, a panorama of a view over the beach in Machir Bay on the west coast of Islay is the latest addition to the More Islay 180° panoramas collection.
Previous update 30/Apr/2011
No, not an Islay panorama again, but a new addition to the Isle of Jura panoramas collection: A 180° panoramic view of a burn and two of the Paps of Jura, taken in April 2011.
Previous update 09/Apr/2011
As to be expected another panorama for the More Islay 180° panoramas collection: From the north over to the south of Islay with a panorama of a view over Port an Eas with its beach and waterfall. Again taken in June 2010.
Previous update 02/Apr/2011
Yes, another panorama for the More Islay 180° panoramas collection: This time we stay in the north of Islay for a panorama of a view over Doodilmore River and Eas Lathan Waterfall. Also taken in June 2010.
Previous update 26/Mar/2011
The next panorama for the More Islay 180° panoramas collection: View from Mala Bholsa Panorama, Isle of Islay. 180° Quicktime VR Panorama, taking in the north coast of Islay, Colonsay, Oronsay and the Isle of Mull on a brilliant day in June 2010.
Previous update 20/Mar/2011
A new panorama for the More Islay 180° panoramas collection: An Cladach Bothy Panorama, Isle of Islay. 180° Quicktime VR Panorama, with a group of walkers taking a well earned rest during the Islay walking week 2009.
Previous update 13/Mar/2011
The second update to the Islay Hotel Port Ellen Panoramas collection: The under construction Islay Hotel in October 2010 panorama. More of the hotel to come after my next Islay visit.
Previous update 12/Mar/2011
Catching up with the first update to the Islay Hotel Port Ellen Panoramas collection: The under construction Islay Hotel in June 2010 panorama. More to come soon!
Previous update 05/Mar/2011
The second addition to the Isle of Jura panoramas collection within two weeks, a 180° Quicktime VR panorama of the view from Beinn Shiantaidh, the second highest of the Paps of Jura. I hope you'll enjoy these views as well.
Previous update 26/Feb/2011
Another new panorama for my Isle of Islay pages, although it's strictly speaking not an Islay but a Jura panorama. It's an addition to the Isle of Jura panoramas collection, a 360° Quicktime VR panorama of the view from Beinn an Oir, the highest of the Paps of Jura. I hope you'll enjoy the views.
Previous update 19/Feb/2011
A new panorama for my Isle of Islay pages, a panorama of Lossit Bay on the west coast of Islay in April 2010 in the More Islay 180° panoramas collection. I hope you'll enjoy it.
Previous update 05/Feb/2011
Yes, yet another panorama for the Islay Distillery Panoramas collection: A panorama of Laphroaig distillery on the shore of Loch Laphroaig at the south coast of Islay today.
Previous update 29/Jan/2011
Another panorama for the Islay Distillery Panoramas collection: A panoramic view of Bowmore distillery at Loch Indaal on a beautiful sunny afternoon in July 2008.
Previous update 22/Jan/2011
The tenth panorama for the Islay Distillery Panoramas has arrived: A panoramic view of Kilchoman distillery at Rockside Farm on Islay from the hills behind the farm.
Previous update 27/Nov/2010
Yet another new panorama, this time for the Islay Distillery Panoramas again: A visit to Bunnahabhain with a panorama of Bunnahabhain Distillery in the north of Islay.
Previous update 10/Nov/2010
A new panorama for my Isle of Islay pages, a panorama of Port Charlotte at night, seen from the pier. I hope you'll enjoy it.
Previous update 22/Sep/2010
Another new panorama, this time for the Islay Distillery Panoramas: A visit to Laphroaig with a panorama of the still house of Laphroaig Distillery on the south coast of Islay.
Previous update 27/Jul/2010
A new panorama for my Isle of Islay pages, this time a panorama of a view over Kilchiaran and Machir Bay on the Isle of Islay with the haar (sea fog) moving in, taken from near the old RADAR installations above Machir Bay.
Previous update 28/Jun/2010
A couple of additions to my Isle of Islay pages, all Islay Beach Rugby related: To start with there's a new Islay Beach Rugby overview page, linked to it is the Islay Beach Rugby 2010 Picture Gallery with 200 high resolution pictures from the day. More to come soon.
Previous update 29/May/2010
Rather later than it should have been, but I've just added the latest panorama to the Islay Hotel Port Ellen Panoramas collection: The under construction Islay Hotel in April 2010 panorama. More to come soon!
Previous update 10/Feb/2010
No major update, just a quick annual update for the Islay Walking Week page with the latest information about WalkIslay 2010 and the illustrated programme.
Previous update 02/Jan/2010
Happy New Year! A new page has been added to my Isle of Islay pages today: For an interactive 3D view of so far three places on Islay try the Islay Photosynths (so far Laphroaig distillery, Bowmore Round Church and the Islay Hotel in Port Ellen are available).
Previous update 22/Nov/2009
Just a small update to my Isle of Islay pages today: I've updated and added to the web links on the HMS Otranto and HMS Tuscania Memorials, Islay page. Hopefully you find some of them helpful.
Previous update 07/Nov/2009
The corresponding panorama to the front view posted a few days ago, just added the view of the back of the under construction Islay Hotel in October 2009 panorama to my Islay Hotel Port Ellen Panoramas collection.
Previous update 04/Nov/2009
Much quicker than last time the next addition to the Islay Hotel Port Ellen Panoramas collection: The under construction Islay Hotel in October 2009 panorama. A lot of change since the last time!
Previous update 08/Aug/2009
Later than planned, but I've finally added another panorama to the Islay Hotel Port Ellen Panoramas collection: The under construction Islay Hotel in June 2009 panorama. I hope you find it interesting.
Previous update 17/May/2009
From the front to the back, just added the view of the back of the under construction Islay Hotel in April 2009 panorama to my Islay Hotel Port Ellen Panoramas collection. More of it to come after my next visit in June.
Previous update 11/May/2009
After my recent visit to Islay the latest addition to my Islay Hotel Port Ellen Panoramas collection: The under construction Islay Hotel in April 2009 panorama. I hope you find it interesting.
Previous update 04/Apr/2009
With the holiday season 2009 starting I've updated and expanded the Printable Islay Guide to the fourth edition. Quite a few updates and improvements in this version. I hope visitors to Islay will find it helpful.
Previous update 28/Mar/2009
In a desperate attempt to at least partly complete it before WalkIslay 2009 I've just kicked off the Islay Walking Week 2008 travelogue, the first page completed is the arrival on Islay. Hopefully more to come soon.
Previous update 11/Mar/2009
The latest addition to my Isle of Islay pages: The Islay Walking Week page with information and pictures from the annual WalkIslay walking week.
Previous update 08/Feb/2009
It's finally done: The Two weeks on Islay in June 2007 travelogue is now finished! I've completed the last page with the Last Evening on Islay. Now I've got to update a few other pages before it's full steam ahead on the next travelogue.
Previous update 01/Feb/2009
At long last an update to the Two weeks on Islay in June 2007 travelogue: I've finally completed the hillwalking at Beinn Tart a'Mhill, Islay page. Fingers crossed the next page will follow sooner...
Previous update 01/Feb/2009 lunchtime
Slightly later than I had planned another page is added to the Islay Videos - Moving Pictures from the Isle of Islay collection this weekend: Islay Events Videos.
Previous update 13/Jan/2009
Just one quick addition to the Islay Videos - Moving Pictures from the Isle of Islay collection today: Islay Birdwatching Videos. More to come by the end of the week.
Previous update 11/Jan/2009, late afternoon
The second set of pages for my Islay Videos - Moving Pictures from the Isle of Islay collection is ready: Islay Beach Videos and Islay Whisky Tasting videos. More to come over the next few days.
Previous update 11/Jan/2009, early afternoon
Another addition to my Isle of Islay pages: The Islay Videos - Moving Pictures from the Isle of Islay collection. First page in the collection is the Islay Ferry Videos page with two videos.
Previous update 08/Jan/2009
The new year starts with a new service added to my Isle of Islay pages: Print Islay picture minicards/business cards, 10 pictures are available to choose from and you can add your own text on the back.
Previous update 17/Nov/2008
The counterpart to the previous panorama, the panorama of the back of the under construction Islay Hotel in October 2008 has now been added to the Islay Hotel Port Ellen Panoramas collection.
Previous update 03/Nov/2008
After a recent visit another addition to my Islay Hotel Port Ellen Panoramas collection: The under construction Islay Hotel in October 2008 panorama. I hope you find it interesting.
Previous update 13/Sep/2008
Today an ‘out of sequence Islay panorama’ with no link to the travelogue: My latest addition to the 360° Quicktime VR Islay panoramas is a 360° panorama of the view from Port Charlotte pier over Loch Indaal on the Isle of Islay. I hope you like it!
Previous update 02/Sep/2008
With the travelogue page still work in progress here's the latest addition to my More Islay 180° panoramas collection: A Quicktime VR panorama of a view over Loch Indaal with Port Charlotte and Bowmore on the Isle of Islay. Hopefully more to come soon...
Previous update 31/Jul/2008
A bonus panorama for the collection of Islay Hotel Port Ellen Panoramas: A view of the under construction Islay Hotel from the back, taken in July 2008.
Previous update 26/Jul/2008
Something new for my Isle of Islay pages: A collection of Islay Hotel Port Ellen Panoramas, an attempt to through a series of panoramas chronicle the project to rebuild the former Islay Hotel. So far there are three panoramas, Oct 2007, Apr 2008 and Jul 2008. Hopefully more to follow over the coming months.
Previous update 07/Jul/2008
And here is the corresponding page to the panoramas for the Two weeks on Islay in June 2007 travelogue: Kilchoman and Bruichladdich Distilleries, Islay. More to come, but probably not until after the summer holiday (on Islay, obviously).
Previous update 06/Jul/2008 afternoon
I'm on a roll, more new Islay things: Two new panoramas for the Islay Distillery Panoramas collection: First there's Kilchoman distillery on the west coast of Islay, second there's a view into the still house of Kilchoman distillery, Islay's farm distillery. The corresponding travelogue page should follow soon.
Previous update 06/Jul/2008 morning
It took me longer than it probably should have, but I've finally got my act together again to continue the Two weeks on Islay in June 2007 travelogue: The hillwalking at Sanaigmore page is finally complete and I've also added a page about the sun breaking through over Loch Gorm after a rainy day. Hopefully more to come soon.
Previous update 22/May/2008
Just in time for the Islay Festival: I've just completed the updated and expanded 3rd edition of my Printable Islay Guide, the PDF booklet to download and print for your visit to Islay. Among other things now with a section about excursions to Jura and Colonsay.
Previous update 24/Mar/2008
While I'm still working on the hillwalking at Sanaigmore page I've least finished the latest addition to the More Islay 180° panoramas collection: A panorama of a view over Sanaigmore Bay and the north of Islay. Fingers crossed for more soon.
Previous update 23/Mar/2008
And another panorama, the fifth, for the More Islay 180° panoramas collection: Gleann Tuath in the north west of Islay. Corresponding travelogue page to follow soon.
Previous update 21/Mar/2008
A double update today: First the Afternoon Islay Rainbow for the Two weeks on Islay in June 2007 travelogue. Directly belonging to it the Quicktime VR panorama of a rainbow over Kilchoman, west coast of Islay (also listed in the More Islay 180° panoramas collection as the fourth panorama).
Previous update 20/Mar/2008
After the panoramas back to the Two weeks on Islay in June 2007 travelogue: The page belonging to the two last panoramas is now complete: Loch Indaal and Saligo Bay. Nice pictures of an evening with beautiful light in the two places.
Previous update 16/Mar/2008
The third panorama for the More Islay 180° panoramas collection: An evening at Saligo Bay on the west coast of Islay. Now back to the travelogue and the page related to this and the previous panorama.
Previous update 15/Mar/2008
Can't get enough of Bowmore? You can be helped, I've just added another panorama to the More Islay 180° panoramas collection: This time a Quicktime VR panorama of Bowmore on the shore of Loch Indaal seen from across the loch. I hope you'll enjoy it, more soon.
Previous update 02/Mar/2008 afternoon
Back to the Two weeks on Islay in June 2007 travelogue: The page bringing the two Bowmore panoramas together and providing some further background is now complete: Islay Airport and Bowmore. I'll return to Loch Indaal later...
Previous update 02/Mar/2008 early morning
With 25 panoramas I decided that the Islay 180° panoramas page is full and started the More Islay 180° panoramas page. The first panorama listed is the Bowmore Shore and Pier Panorama, Isle of Islay. Many more to come over the next few weeks.
Previous update 24/Feb/2008 pm
Now that's much better, after the update this morning here's the latest addition to my Islay 180° panoramas collection: A panorama of a view over Bowmore and Loch Indaal in the centre of Islay. Takes in most of the villages on the western shore of Loch Indaal. Now let's see how quick I can complete the next update...
Previous update: 24/Feb/2008 am
I'm a bit embarassed that it took almost a month for the next update, I blame too much work in the day job. Anyway, finally some progress with the Two weeks on Islay in June 2007 travelogue: I've just completed the Glen Logan Walk to the Sound of Islay page. Fingers crossed that the next update will follow quicker...
Previous update 26/Jan/2008
The 24th panorama for the Islay 180° panoramas collection: Turning to the east coast of Islay a panoramic view over Glen Logan and the Sound of Islay. Corresponding page for the travelogue to follow soon.
Previous update 19/Jan/2008
More than two weeks into the new year and finally an update: I've just completed the Killinallan Beach walk on Islay for the Two weeks on Islay in June 2007 travelogue. Hopefully you won't have to wait that long for the next update...

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