Useful Links

Useful Links

Local Transport

Car Hire

Local Bus Timetable


Airport Numbers

Flybe – Islay | 01496 302 022
Flybe | 0871 700 0535

CalMac Enquiries and Reservations

0800 066 5000 | 01496 302209  |  Website

The Bowmore House

A family friendly B&B
01496 810324  |  Website

Local Information

Islay Tourist Information

Information, leaflets, books and maps
The Square, 
Isle of Islay
, PA43 7JP
 | 08707 200617

Islay Info

“The ultimate online guide”
Extensive information on the island and its history with details of activities and places to visit.
Includes details on a number of local walks and cycle routes | Website


Visitor information for Jura | Website


Local newspaper, published weekly | Website

Things to do

Machrie Golf Links

Islay’s highly-rated golf course | Website

McTaggart Leisure Centre

25m Pool, gym, sauna
School Street, Bowmore, Isle of Islay, United Kingdom, PA43 7JS | Website

Places to Visit

American Monument

Memorial to the hundreds of American servicemen who were killed when two troop ships were lost off Islay in 1918 | Website


Centre of the medieval Lords of the Isles | Website
Islay Woollen Mill Co Ltd, Bridgend
Established 1883, with 2 working Victorian looms | 
01496 810563
 | Website

Kildalton Cross and Old Parish Church

Early Christian carved wheel-cross, medieval stone effigy of warrior, ruined medieval chapel. | Website

Loch Gruinart Nature Reserve

Run by the RSPB, the reserve’s Visitor Centre occupies the north-west quadrant of the island | 01496 850505 | Website

Festivals and Events

Walk Islay


The Islay Festival – Feis Ile

The Islay Festival of Malt and Music starts the last weekend of May each year and lasts for one week | Website

Islay Jazz Festival

Annual event held in September | Website

Cantilena Festival

Classical Music on Islay | 

Islay Book Festival

Held annually in September | Website

Islay Half Marathon

Held annually in early August
 | Website

Islay Beach Rugby Tournament

Eat Sand! | Website

Islay Agrigultural Show

Held annually on the 2nd Thursday in August | Website



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01496 810671
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01496 850 190
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01496 840646
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Caol Ila

01496 302760


01496 850 011 | Website

Lagavulin Distillery and Visitor Centre

01496 302250

Laphroaig Distillery and Visitor Centre

01496 302418  |  Website