The snowy Paps of Jura
Person sat on beach

Sending Over Some Islay Sea Air

Who else has been shimmying and jiving their way through the very beginnings of 2022 as the weeks begin to flow, and the blank canvas of another exciting year really starts to unfold? Did you miss the blog posts? Did you even notice how they had jumped onto the ‘back burner’ for a while? It [...]
Islay Farmhouse

The Draw of the Hebrides

The Hebrides have that certain ‘pull’ even when the full force of nature’s elements are raging across the landscape. As gales lash against the farmhouse, rattling the slates on the roof. Blizzards bringing powdery snowflakes that ‘sting the eyes’ as they swirl ferociously in the storms. It is both dramatic and spectacularly beautiful. Taking full [...]

When the Wind Gobbles You Up

We have been flying by the seat of our pants at Persabus quite literally. Living on the edge of the land. Winter storms have raged across the landscape. Wild seas lashing against the coastline. Ferries battling huge waves to keep our lifeline service running. Sometimes when you look out of the window on a grey [...]

When the Sea is Calling

When the sea is calling I was brought up falling asleep to the sound of waves gently breaking on the shore. The guttural hum of bleating sheep. The sweet scent of grass and peat. Tired, cold feet hardened from days of running bare foot through the Machair and across the sands. City shoes long discarded. [...]