As perhaps expected on islands surrounded by the sea, fish and seafood are the stars of the show when it comes to the Islay and Jura food scene, but the island has a diverse selection of local produce which its skilled inhabitants combine into delicious dishes.

Highlights include the Harbour Inn, Peatzeria and SeaSalt Bistro in Bowmore, the Port Charlotte Hotel and the Bridgend Hotel & Restaurant. For a masterclass in Scottish food and hospitality, we highly recommend a stay at Graeme & Emma Clark's fabulous B&B, Glenegedale House - the breakfasts, dinners and the seafood platter are absolutely not to be missed!

For light bites and takeaway food, many of the island's 9 distilleries have a cafe on site for visitors to enjoy - our favourites are the ones at Kilchoman and Ardbeg.