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):

Snowball Earth, Back to Islay and FilmG This Is Islay

This is Episode 15 of This Is Islay, a volunteer-led podcast celebrating the people, places, events and connections of Islay and Jura. This episode is hosted by Jolyon Thurgood and Glen Roberts, and production was led by Tom O'Farrell . Thanks to the Port Charlotte Hotel for hosting our Rhinns recording studio. 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, and are working closely with MYFOS to involve the young people of Islay in digital media and podcasting. We invite you to provide feedback, ideas, or even join our podcasting team.  Find us at and at our website .  Let us know what you enjoyed and what you would like to hear next month.  Contact us by e-mail: and follow us on Twitter @thisisislay, on Facebook @thisisislay and Instagram @thisisislaypodcast. More about this podcast: We hear from Professor Alasdair Skelton of Stockholm University, a regular visitor to Islay, who tells us about Snowball Earth, his most recent visit to Islay, and his attendance at COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021, all in conversation with Glen Roberts. We also welcome Mr Iain Beggs, Gaelic teacher at Islay High School, chatting to his Gaelic students about their award-winning short film “Easga Bhuidhe na Feidh”, which won the Best Film (Learners) award this year as part of the FilmG competition. For more information about FilmG, please visit . To view the winning short film, visit Our theme music is '£50 Cashback' from The Fraser Shaw Trust.  Keep up to date on Islay Sessions and the work of the Trust in support of the relief of multiple sclerosis at .
  1. Snowball Earth, Back to Islay and FilmG
  2. Fairtrade and Feis Ile – Islay's Festival of Music and Malt
  3. Land of the Ilich – Past and Present
  4. Christmas 2021
  5. COP26: Islay Perspectives, and The Islay Times

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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