Smiddy Cottage Smiddy Cottage
Self-catering cottage, Isle of Islay

Please find below a collection of useful links to websites about Islay.

  • To get to Islay, you'll need to travel by ferry or plane. For travel information, have a look at the Caledonian MacBrayne and the Flybe websites.
  • There are eight whisky distilleries on Islay. Those with websites are found at Ardbeg, Bowmore, Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain, Kilchoman and Laphroaig. Also worth visiting is the Isle of Jura distillery.
  • Ron Steenvoorden runs the astoundingly comprehensive Islay Info website, which is recommended reading for any visitor to Islay.
  • An excellent source of information about Islay is the website for the local newspaper, The Ileach, which is regularly updated.
  • A listing of the very best of self-catering, guesthouse and bed and breakfast accommodation on Islay can be found on the Islay Self-Catering website.
  • Rhinns Taxi Hire offers a 24-hour Islay taxi service that covers all of the island.
  • Jeremy Hastings runs birdwatching tours on Islay, and his website features an exhaustive list of birds that can be found there, along with the latest birding news.
  • Mark Unsworth runs Islay Studios, which offers a range of photography services including weddings, creative landscape, commercial & PR and a picture framing service.


Smiddy Cottage, Smaull Farm, Isle of Islay, PA44 7PT
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