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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 Show Day – Since 1838 This Is Islay

An interview with David McArthur, President of the Islay, Jura and Colonsay Agricultural Association. This Is Islay is a community-led podcast celebrating the people, places and events of Islay and Jura. This episode marks the launch of Season 2 of This Is Islay and the second anniversary of our first episode released in August 2020. This episode features David McArthur, the President of the Islay, Jura and Colonsay Agricultural Association.  Their annual Show has since 1838 been THE day of the year in the island calendar, this year taking place on August 11th. More information at Interviews: Glen Roberts, Jolyon Thurgood Production: Tom O'Farrell All podcast episodes are available at
  1. Islay Show Day – Since 1838
  2. Snowball Earth, Back to Islay and FilmG
  3. Fairtrade and Feis Ile – Islay's Festival of Music and Malt
  4. Land of the Ilich – Past and Present
  5. Christmas 2021

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.