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Islay

(ī`lā, ī`lə), 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.

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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The DP Marine Energy Limited development will be located approximately 6 km off the south-west coast of Islay and will create up to 32 full time jobs.
Due to demand, he restarted his career in optics from his hotel and then opened practices in Port Ellen and Islay, with his wife working in both practices with him.
Among the leaders of the fight are: the Junta de Usuarios de Riego, an irrigation-user group; agricultural producers; the Frente de Defensa Ambiental; and the mayors of Islay, Cocachacra, and Punta de Bombon.
From New York, the vials returned to Islay for further study.
Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael said: "As someone who grew up on Islay, I know how much it will mean to the community to have their whisky playing a central role in such an important occasion.
While two bottles will be auctioned, two will be kept for the Morrison Bowmore archives, and the remaining eight will go on sale at the Distillery on Islay.
Bruichladdich is an innovative artisan distillery producing Islay single malt whisky.
There was a major shock in the stayers' final (714m) when Barry O'Sullivan's 12-1 chance ISLAY SON managed to cut loose with traffic problems in behind, making all in 46.
Ar l cyrraedd llogwyd car i foduro o amgylch Islay.
The project is to harness power from the fast-flowing Sound of Islay that separates the two islands and will be able to generate up to 10 megawatts of electricity.
Technip (Paris: TEC) has been awarded a contract worth approximately EUR70m by Total E&P UK Limited, as operator of the Islay Gas Field, to deliver a full EPCI (engineering, procurement, construction and installation) project in the UK North Sea.
The warning applies to 100g packs of meat produced by Islay Fine Food Company, Isle of Islay, which was sold at several specialist retail and catering outlets.