Port Askaig under construction panorama 2004, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a very large construction area for a ferry waiting area cut into a hillCertainly one of the largest construction projects ever on Islay, possibly the largest ever: The expansion of the ferry waiting/marshalling area as well as a car park and the rerouting of the road coming down the hill in Port Askaig. This is how it looked during the building work in 2004, see also the finished product in 2005.

Port Askaig waiting area panorama 2005, Isle of Islay

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Panoramic picture of a waiting/marshalling area for a ferryTaken not long after it was finished, a panoramic view of the waiting/marshalling (not entirely sure what they call it officially?) area in Port Askaig in 2005. The Sound of Islay on the left, you can spot the Islay lifeboat to the left of the tall tree.

Cloudy Sound of Islay panorama from above McArthur’s Head

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Panoramic picture of the entrance to a sound between two islands, a lighthouse just visible belowA panoramic view over the Sound of Islay taken on a cloudy August day over a decade ago, having walked in from Ardtalla via Proaig. The top of McArthur’s Head lighthouse just visible below. A coaster entering the Sound of Islay from the Sound of Jura, travelling north.