We are so excited to be offering a couple of guided walks this year with Jenni Minto and Les Wilson, the editors of Islay Voices, a superb collection of writings, poems, songs, and oral histories about Islay. The walks will be to the Oa and the American Monument (for more details, click here) and to Port Wemyss and Portnahaven (click here).
Jenni studied accountancy at Aberdeen University and then worked for BBC Scotland in a variety of business support roles. She now works in the Museum of Islay Life in Port Charlotte and is chairing WW100 Islay, which is planning Islay-wide commemorations marking the centenary of WW1 and the impact it had on the island.
Les is a writer and award-winning documentary maker who specialises in Scottish historical subjects. He is the author of a novel, Fire in the Head, and co-author of Scotland's War, an account of WW2.
Jenni and Les are married and live in Port Charlotte, Islay, where they moved in 2011 after having a holiday home there for many years.