An older view of Port Askaig Brae, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a sharp U bend in a road on the side of a steep hillA view long gone, the view down Port Askaig brae as it looked back in April 2003. The road has been widened, moved slightly and generally was made safer. Nevertheless, the view across the Sound of Islay to the Paps of Jura remains magnificent.

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.