Olli Thomson

Islay Skies

A couple of years ago I visited Islay. The Island is part of the inner Hebrides and lies off the west coast of Scotland. At its closest point Islay is only 24 miles from Northern Ireland and is clearly visible from the North Coast. Islay’s greatest claim to fame is its well known whiskies. On an island of only 2000 people there are eight working distilleries. Despite having enjoyed Islay whisky over the years I had never visited the island even though it was so close.

I was there in September when Islay was finally enjoying the good weather that had failed to show up throughout the summer. So when I wasn’t visiting distilleries and drinking whisky I was able to enjoy and photograph the landscapes – and skyscapes – of the island. So here they are, some Islay skies.

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