Listen to the This Is Islay podcast

Islay News

Some new media from Islay to write about. Back in August the This is Islay podcast was launched. Its goal is to bring you voices from Islay, news and events with interviews from the community. It is intended for both locals and listeners further afield to give an insight into what is happening on Islay and how the community experienced events. The intention is to complement other news sources (e.g. The Ileach), not to compete with them.

As of writing this two episodes have been published, Welcome to This Is Islay Fàilte a chàirdean and Islay Resilience and A Trip To India. The below embedded player should list and allow you to play the most recent episodes (as of writing this the two mentioned ones):

Islay Resilience and A Trip To India This Is Islay

This is Episode 2 of This Is Islay, a community podcast celebrating the people, places, events and connections of Islay and Jura. This podcast features the voices of Greig Barker, Sharon McHarrie, Glen Roberts and Jolyon Thurgood in conversation with each other, with Dougie McFadzean and Gill Chasemore of the Islay Resilience Group, and with the (former) students of Islay High School – Helena, Maisie, Russell and Samantha – recalling their trip to India in 2019. The goal of This Is Islay is to use podcasting to foster community involvement, education and training, providing resources and facilities to research, produce and promote content for a worldwide audience. We collaborate with Islay High School through the support of their staff and access to their recording facilities.  We actively seek volunteers to join our podcasting team.  Contact us at e-mail: and follow us on Twitter at  @thisisislay, and on Facebook and Instagram. Theme music is '£50 Cashback' by The Fraser Shaw Trust.  Learn more about the work of the Fraser Shaw Trust in support of the relief of multiple sclerosis at
  1. Islay Resilience and A Trip To India
  2. Welcome to This Is Islay Fàilte a chàirdean

I hope you’ll enjoy the podcasts as much as I did and will subscribe to them (I’m using Google Podcasts, which works really well for me, but various other services including Spotify are available). With the latest developments around Covid-19 I found the information about the Islay Resilience Group very interesting and how it will help with possible future developments. But of course there are plenty of other interesting topics as well.

Author: Armin Grewe

I blog about Islay.

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