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):

Episode 12 Christmas 2021 This Is Islay

This Is Islay is a community podcast celebrating the people, places, events and connections which shape the Hebridean island communities of Islay and Jura. Our goal 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, and with MYFOS and their programmes in support of local young people. We actively seek volunteers to join our podcasting team. Contact us at e-mail: Follow on Twitter & Facebook @ThisIsIslay . In this episode, we hear holiday greetings from various members of the This Is Islay team, and we talk to Joanne Hamilton about the Bowmore Christmas Party committee and their special activities for youngsters around Christmas. We wish all our listeners the very best for Christmas and the other holidays at this time of year.  We also thank all of our guest hosts, our interview guests, and all musicians, artists and authors who have blessed the airwaves through This Is Islay.  We look forward to 2022 and a fresh new year of podcasting on and around Islay and Jura.
  1. Episode 12 Christmas 2021
  2. COP26: Islay Perspectives, and The Islay Times
  3. Run The Runway and Running Water in Bowmore
  4. Portraits and Partnerships
  5. Tea with Cantilena

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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