What is islay?

  • (noun): An island of western Scotland at the southern end of the Inner Hebrides.
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Islay (i/ˈaɪlə/ EYE-lə; Scottish Gaelic: Ìle, ), is the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. Known as "The Queen of the Hebrides", it lies in Argyll just south west of Jura and around 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of the Irish coast. The island's capital and largest settlement is Bowmore where the distinctive round Kilarrow Parish Church and a distillery are located. Port Ellen is the main port.

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Loch Gruinart
... sea loch on the northern coast of isle of Islay in Scotland ... coastal promontory near the mouth of the loch on the northwest of Islay ... between a force from Mull led by Sir Lachlan Mor MacLean of Duart and the Islay men led by Sir James MacDonald, 9th of Dunnyveg, son of Angus MacDonald of Dunyvaig and the Glens ...
Lord Of Islay
... The Lord of Islay was a 13th and 14th century titles used by the chief of Clan Donald of Islay before they rose to assume the title "Lord of the Isles" ... The first person known to style themselves "Lord of Islay" (Dominus de Hyle) was Aonghas Mór, son of Domhnall the progenitor of the MacDonalds ...
HMT Islay (T172)
... HMT Islay (T172) was a British Royal Navy Isles class armed trawler of the Second World War ... While under the command of C H L Clarke RNR, on 28 June 1942, the Islay picked up 19 survivors from the British merchant steamer SS ''Zealand'' which had been hit by two ...
Islay - Notable Natives
... bankruptcy prevented him inheriting the Islay estate ... Campbell, Scottish political reporter for the BBC, was brought up on Islay and attended Islay High School ... Alistair Carmichael, the Liberal Democrat Deputy Chief Whip, was born on Islay to hill-farming parents ...

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