Isle of Islay, located in Argyll and Bute, is a Scottish island that is frequently referred to as The Queen of the Hebrides. It is actually the southern most island of the Inner Hebrides. On a clear day, it is possible to see the Irish coast from the island. The capital of the island, Bowmore, is well known for its distillery. The most popular events in the area include birdwatching as the island is home to a variety of bird species throughout the year. February is the best month of the year for birdwatching as this is when barnacle geese make their way to the island.
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The Scottish island that is known as the Isle of Islay is commonly referred to as Islay. Islay is also commonly referred to as The Queen of the Hebrides. The isle of Islay is the most southern island that is part of the Inner Hebrides. Islay is located in Argyll to the west of the island that is known as Jura. The Isle of Islay is located about twenty five to the north of the Irish coast and on a clear day it is possible to see Ireland from Islay. About a third of the population of the Isle of Islay actually speak Scottish Gaelic. A native of Islay is known in the Gaelic language as a lleach.
The capital of Islay is Bowmore and this area is probably most common for its distillery. Bowmore is also home a very distinctive round church, which is known as Kilarrow Parish. The biggest settlement on the island is Port Ellen. The Isle of Islay is the fifth biggest island in Scotland and it is the sixth biggest island within the whole of Britain.
The island of Islay has a population of about three thousand. The isle of Islay covers a total area of about six hundred and twenty square kilometres. The main industry on the Isle of Islay is the distilling of malt whisky and also tourism. A lot of the tourism trade that comes to the island visits due to the whisky and also the bird watching.
The bird watching on the island is very good as the island is home to a vast array of different species of bird. The bird watching is one of the most common reasons for visitors visiting the island and this makes the island popular all the year round.
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