The rugged beauty of the islands of Islay and Jura has to be experienced to be believed
The beaches here are some of the best in the world, and the drama of the landscape is plain to see in any weather.
The islands have been important in Scottish history throughout the centuries, evidence of which can be seen and felt by exploring various sites of national and international significance.
There's no escaping the islands' central place in the world of whisky, too, although there is plenty for non-drinkers and non-whisky fans to see, do and explore as well. Currently Islay has 9 working whisky distilleries, with more in the pipeline, and Jura has one whisky distillery and one gin distillery.
The islands are friendly and welcoming to visitors, with a strong sense of community. The "Islay wave" when passing cars on the roads is just one way you'll be made to feel like you've always belonged here.