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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):

Art on Display: Interactions This Is Islay

Three Scottish Artists – Anne Campbell, Pauline McGee and Cathy Wilson – discuss their art and inspirations in conversation with Jolyon Thurgood. The three artists have an Exhibition, "Interactions", taking place at the Gaelic Centre near Bowmore (until August 11th 2023). Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Many thanks to the Bridgend Hotel for allowing us access to the main dining room studio for recording. Martine Nouet hosts a whisky-tasting event in conjunction with the Exhibition on Friday August 4th 5:30pm. Tickets available by contacting the Gaelic Centre directly at 01496 810 818.
  1. Art on Display: Interactions
  2. The Return of Fèis Ìle – The Islay Festival – 2023
  3. 2022 in Review
  4. Christmas In The (Islay) Air
  5. The Best Ports Improve With Age

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.