Isolating Islay Style

Updated: Aug 17, 2020

So many people have commented on how lucky we are to have moved to a remote Scottish island when we did (Tom has been here 2yrs 3 months, 3 of us moved here August 2019 and the last 2 arrived December and February) and the truth is…


Yes, we are extremely lucky and as far as Lockdown goes we thank our lucky stars every single day, what a place to be lockdowned in!

For those not familiar with the Scottish Island of Islay, well imagine a paradise island, surrounded by azure blue crystal clear seas, miles and miles of beautiful sandy deserted beaches, dramatic cliff coast lines, abundant wildlife (of the Deer, wild goat, seals and birds of prey variety!) small whitewashed villages with locals so friendly they literally wave to greet everyone and warmed by the Gulf Stream to a barmy 90 degrees and this is Islay! Ok, I may have exaggerated just a little, but that was only regarding the temperature! Islay is actually warmer than the majority of Scotland (and that’s not just the welcome) so much so we had our patio doors wide open in February and when the sun shines, which it frequently does, I dare anyone to be distracted by a thermometer!