Where is it? -Islay is one of the most Southerly islands of the Inner Hebrides. You can zoom in and out on this map to see where it is and where my favorite spots are.
How many people live there? -Just over three thousand in the winter, but quite a few more in holiday season.
How can you get around? -If you don't have your own vehicle, hitchhiking is remarkably easy, you can hire bikes, walk or maybe even kayak if you're serious enough about that.
What can I look forward to? -Empty beaches, exciting wildlife (seals, eagles, deer, otters etc), friendly people and weather that might not be quite as bad as you imagine.
Know before you go- It's pronounced 'I-la' not 'is-lay' and yes people will laugh at you if you say it wrong.