Travelling to Islay
By Road - 110 miles from Glasgow to Kennacraig where the ferry terminal is located.
By Air - Islay Airport
At 25 miles long and 15 miles wide Islay has approximately 3000 inhabitants and is known as ‘The Queen of the Hebrides’ It was once the seat of the Lord of the Isles and the ruins of their council buildings can still be seen today on an island in the middle of Loch Finlaggan. More famous now for its whisky distilling, there are currently 9 working distilleries on the island. It is also home to the Botanist Gin and Nerabus Gin. There is also a daily 20 minute flight from Glasgow and Edinburgh and a twice-weekly flight from Oban.
Islay Marriage Room
The ceremony room located in Bowmore, the island’s largest town, is tastefully decorated and can accommodate up to 10 guests. Floral displays are provided and a music system is available to play your choice of music. There is disabled access and free on-street parking nearby. For larger wedding parties there are various venues on the island able to accommodate including many of Islay’s beaches boasting beautiful views across the Atlantic or one of the many historical sites on the island.
Jura is situated in the Southern Inner Hebrides, just off the west coast of Scotland. You can travel via Islay by taking the car ferry from Kennacraig or by flying from Glasgow Airport to Islay. You can also travel with Jura Passenger Ferry direct to Jura from Tayvallich in the summer season.
Jura’s name comes from the Norse language meaning Deer Island. The island offers isolation, tranquil and peace for those who are looking to get away from it all. Jura is much more sparsely populated than neighbouring Islay, and is one of the least densely populated islands of Scotland. In a list of the Scottish Islands ranked by size, Jura comes eighth where as ranked by population it comes thirty-first.
The local registrar is based in the Jura Service Point in Craighouse the main village on the Island.
The island of Colonsay lies in the Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. Fifteen miles to the north lies the island of Mull; the eastern and southern horizons are bounded by the islands of Jura and Islay. Together with its semi-detatched neighbour Oransay, it forms an island group roughly ten miles long and two miles wide.