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Islay

(ī`lə, –lā), island (1985 est. pop. 3,900), 240 sq mi (622 sq km), Argyll and Bute, W central Scotland, southernmost of the Inner Hebrides. Bowmore is the ancient capital, but Port Ellen (founded 1844) is the main town. The land is fertile, with large livestock and dairy farms and vast fields of peat. Oats and potatoes are the main crops, and cheese is made. Distilling and tourism are important. Islay's west coast is the site of the world's first commercial wave-powered electrical generation station (2000). Memorials to victims of the sinkings (1918) of the Tuscania and the Otranto are on the island.
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Islay

an island off the W coast of Scotland: the southernmost of the Inner Hebrides; separated from the island of Jura by the Sound of Islay. Pop.: 3457 (2001). Area: 606 sq. km (234 sq. miles)
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Glenegedale House is also supporting plans for Islay's inaugural food, drink and foraging festival Taste Islay and Jura, in partnership with Argyll and Islay Cooperative and Islay and Jura Marketing Group.
A coal fire and a dartboard are the only adornments and, to say this tiny two-room boozer is no-frills would be like saying Islay has a couple of distilleries.
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A Police Scotland statement said: "Following several complaints of wild goat 'trophy' hunting on Islay in September, Police Scotland can now confirm that a 33-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man from the USA have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal for firearms offences."
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Cross lambs leading prices: Suffolk PS69 Easter Jawcraig; Texel PS68 RSPB Kinnabus (Isle of Islay); Continental PS66.50 Ballinkinrain; Texel X PS66 Lands of Drumhead; Suffolk X PS66 Balliemartin (Isle of Islay); Beltex PS64 Meikle Seggie; Beltex X PS63 Carrabus (Isle of Islay); Mule PS63 Meikle Seggie; Mule PS63 Culcreuch; Mule PS60 Thorn.
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But if an Islay malt laced with dense, peaty smoke makes you want to run to the hills, don't despair, there are plenty of mellow malts to sling back with beef stew, neeps and tatties, and inspire a night of dance and ditties.
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