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Getting to Islay.

There are two ways to travel to Islay, ferry or plane. Take a look at the links below to help you plan your journey. You can download our PDF travel guide for further help.

Flights: A daily air service from Glasgow is available, flights generally take from 20 minutes to half an hour. More information on

Ferries: CalMac run car ferries on a daily basis, take a look at their website for more;

Kennacraig ferry terminal is a 100 mile drive from Glasgow via Loch Lomond, Inveraray and Lochgilphead. You need to allow a minimum of 3 hours driving time for this. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operate a regular coach service from Glasgow.

PDF: download here

Meet the team.


Background: Publishing and media
Favourite books: 1984, Fahrenheit 451, One Hundred Years of Solitude
Likes: Gardening, photography, jazz, travel
Facts: Drinks phenomenal amounts of coffee and talks to her cats




Background: Social Work, Information Systems, a wee bit of publishing
Favourite books: Millenial Munros, Complete works of Ian Rankin, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Likes: Hillwalking, running, learning to quilt and crotchet, reading, watching box sets


Background: The arts and education
Favourite authors: Maya Angelou, Owen Sheers, John Steinbeck, any art book and artists' books
Likes: Campervans, all art forms, being outside and my wee dogs



Background: Advertising
Favourite books: The Beautiful and Damned, Discworld, Pride and Prejudice
Likes: Photography, the outdoors, Taylor Swift, pancakes
Facts: Quit her job in advertising and moved to Islay



Background: Charity management and fundraising
Favourite authors: MM Kaye, Colin Thubron, Jean Plaidy, William Dalrymple
Likes: South-East Asian food, cats, gardening, travel
Facts: half Australian and half Dutch

Join us.

Want to join the team? We're always looking for new volunteers so why not get in touch and find out how you can help bring our wee festival to life. If you have a specific skill set, author contacts or are simply passionate about books we're waiting for you.