Islay – The Queen of the Hebrides
What's on at the Machrie
We are excited to promote these events on Islay throughout August & September 2021
Mon to Fri from 12pm – 4pm and Saturday 12pm – 3pm throughout August & September
Enjoy creative adventures with one of our ‘takeaway kits’, capturing holiday memories onto ceramics.
Tuesday and Thursday 10:30am – 4.30pm throughout August & September
Meet some of the local arts and crafts people from the islands. Original paintings, high quality prints, photos, books, jewellery, hand-spun wool, quilting and more.
Coast and peatland - Islay Natural History Trust Guided Walk @ Kilnaughton to Singing Sands (by The Oa)
2pm on Sunday 8th of August
Easy walk along shore, dune and adjacent peat habitats. Meet at the Cemetery Car park. Call to prebook on 01496 850288
2pm on Sunday 15th of August
Foraging and advice on cooking with seaweeds on the shore. Meet at layby by memorial at Sanaigmore. Call to prebook on 01496 850288
2pm on Sunday 22nd of August
Introduction to Sphagnums and peatland plants. Meet at the Feolin ferry area. Call to prebook on 01496 850288
9.30am on Friday 27th of August
Special Peatland trek to the lower Paps of Jura – privileged introduction to a rare plant community (an arduous walk, must be fit and used to hill walking). Meet at Evan’s Walk Layby (Islay participants aim for 8.30 Jura ferry to make meet point). Call to prebook on 01496 850288
Golf at The Machrie
Our Links course was originally designed in 1891 by Willie Campbell, and has now been fully modernised by D J Russell, former European Ryder Cup Vice Captain and PGA tour player.
The dramatic setting of Laggan Bay has few equals and the ever changing nature of the challenge offered by this acclaimed layout make The Machrie’s Links one to play.
The scenery, the wildlife, the coastline, one of the finest Links courses in the world, coupled with the people, makes The Machrie the perfect spot from which to explore the Isles of Scotland’s west coast.