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    Caol Ila Distillery

    The Caol Ila Distillery gets its name from its location on the Island of Islay. Caol Ila, pronounced as 'kul-eela', is Gaelic for “Sound of Islay”. It nestles in a quiet isolated cove near Port Askaig, on the north-east corner of the island. Built in 1846 by Hector Henderson it has seen many changes in ownership but rarely stopped production. In 1857 the distillery was purchased by Bulloch ...

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    Stoneybridge

    The town of Stoneybridge is located in South Uist, and is situated close to the noteworthy sight of Cnoca Breac. Stoneybridge was an unknown destination in Scotland for quite some time, until the release of the television comedy show "Absolutely". The show portrayed a small and isolated community with their own views on politics and everyday life. Even though it was not ...

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    Carinish

    Picture lush green grass and stunning views of unimaginable beauty. Carinish boasts a countryside that is truly breath-taking. Scotland's Carinish is the place to visit for spectacular views. The eastern side of the island is known for its freshwater lakes as well as the most amazing color blends of greens and blues. On the western side of the island are also many stunning lakes, so be sure ...

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    Rodel

    The village of Rodel is located on the island of Harris. Every inch of the village and the entire island overflows with history, myths and legends. It is the ideal destination in Scotland for the visitors who want to go back in time and walk in the footsteps of Scottish ancestors. Here you will feel their presence in the walls of the buildings and hear them on the gentle ...

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    Iochdar

    Iochdar village is located on the Isle of South Uist, which is situated in the Western Isles of Scotland. It has many historical sights and interesting locations, in and around the village, but it is largely known as a good fishing destination in Scotland and home to one of Scotland’s largest jewelry manufacturers.

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    Daliburgh

    Daliburgh has one of the largest communities in South Uist, and is a quaint and beautiful destination in Scotland. It has most of necessities located within the village, such as a post office, a few shops, a school and a magnificent hotel. But it is not its shops or daily facilities that make Daliburgh a popular destination in Scotland, rather its the numerous noteworthy ...

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    Balivanish

    If you are looking for a quiet little Scottish town with air links, a beach and a laid-back tranquil atmosphere, Balivanish may be exactly what you are looking for. Also spelt ‘Balivanich’, this small village is a picturesque place which is ideal for a relaxing and tranquil holiday. You certainly won't find the hustle and bustle of the city here. Instead, the characteristic cry of sea gulls ...

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    Stornoway

    Located in the Western Isles of Scotland is a fascinating town called Stornoway. With a history dating back many centuries, a beautiful setting and much to please the eye, Stornoway of Lewis is well worth a visit.

  • Distilleries

    Tobermory Distillery

    Tobermory Distillery has been around since 1823 but has been closed for nearly half that time, considering the number of spells it has been non-functional. The only distillery on the incredibly beautiful Isle of Mull, off the west coast of Scotland, Tobermory is now owned by Burn Stewart Distillers.

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    Bruichladdich

    Bruichladdich is known as The Sophisticated Islay and is a multilayered whisky with the complexity of fine wine. This is perhaps to be expected as some of the present owners of this Islay distillery are from the wine trade. Bruichladdich is proud of a 100% Island of Islay product - from barley to bottle. The only Islay distillery to bottle its own whisky, Bruichladdich has a creamy texture ...