Walkers at the wreck in Machir Bay, Isle of Islay


Picture of a group of walkers standing around a wreck on a beachDuring the Islay walking week 2014 we visited the unknown wreck on the beach in Machir Bay. Mary Redman guided us on the walk from Machir Bay to Kilchiaran Bay and back, a very nice and interesting walk in beautiful sunny weather.


Walkers descending Beinn Bheigier, Isle of Islay


Picture of a group of walkers on the edge of a hill

A popular walk during the Islay walking week is the walk to the summit of Beinn Bheigier, the highest hill on Islay at 491m. While it was a bit hazy during our walk in 2014 we still enjoyed some great views. This view was as we were descending towards the south, looking over Ardtalla and the Southern Skerries.

Gartbreck Farm in April 2014, Isle of Islay


Picture of a largely ruined farm

The site of the planned 9th distillery on Islay, Gartbreck Farm, as it looked in April 2014. Except for the main house (white, on the left) most of the other buildings are in ruins and will be demolished before work on the new distillery can begin.