Isles of Islay and Jura
The most southerly of the Inner Hebrides, the near-adjacent islands of Islay and Jura offer a warm welcome and spectacular scenery. The islands are home to some of the world’s finest malt whisky distilleries, outstanding wildlife and one of the top 100 golf courses in the world.
The Three Distilleries Pathway links three of Islay’s most iconic distilleries – Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg – in just three miles. Across both Islay and Jura, producers offer tours and tastings of rum, craft ale, wine and gin – all flavoured with local botanicals – in addition to the internationally renowned aromatic whisky, famously flavoured with peat smoke. Jura, which boasts its own much-loved distillery, is one of the least densely populated of Scotland’s inhabited islands. The island was famously captured in the 1902 William McTaggart painting ‘The Paps of Jura’ and it also served as home to George Orwell while he wrote the classic novel ‘1984’.
Spotlight Shorts: September Rewind
September was an exciting month for the team, with the start of our Autumn/Winter immersive portal tour. Building upon our appearances at the Royal Highland Show and the Black Isle Show in the summer, this tour is the first time we have brought these interactive experiences to local communities across the Highlands and Islands...
Discovering the Highlands and Islands in Literature
Explore the Highlands and Islands through a new lens.