Panorama of hills and sea
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 [...]
Person on beach

Enjoying Islay Time

There is something just mesmerizing when after a long, hot trek across a wild and rugged landscape, suddenly the vista unfolds. The steep climb, trudging through the heather and bog myrtle, a herd of deer spying on your every move. The heat of the day and as you climb over the hill and the view [...]
Dog and pottery

That Gaping Hole

It has been a difficult few days... I know she was an old girl. I know she was ready to go…but ouch, that huge gaping hole... Like an old pair of shoes she fitted so comfortably into our lives. Had skilfully trained us all up to meet her every need. Always a huge smile on [...]
Sunset across Caol ila

Horse Play at Persabus

We had been enjoying a tease of beautiful spring weather on the island with gorgeous blue skies and sunshine and then suddenly May was rudely interrupted with a ferociously stormy, wild day of dramatic gales and sleety rain with golf ball size hailstones thrown in for good measure. Even the Paps of Jura were left [...]
Ceramics at Persabus

Spring in the Pottery

At Persabus we are ‘Good To Go’ Our cottages and farmhouse accommodation suite are sparkling and ready to welcome all our lovely guests back to stay with us on the farm once again. The sun is shining. The skies and seas are the brightest of blues. The fields are bursting with life, as lambs and [...]
Flock of Hebridean Sheep

The Happy Farmer’s Commute

The sun has been rising earlier in the mornings and spring is well and truly here, as those beautiful yellow daffodils are out in bloom lining the single-track road to Persabus. It is an exciting time on the farm with the birth of new calves and the fields filled with heavily pregnant sheep. The Happy [...]
Persabus Farmhouse

Washing Creatively

We appear to be running a professional laundry service at Persabus and are ever so gently and quietly being ‘evicted’ from our 'space'. Our roles might have changed quite a bit over the past year, but the farmhouse continues to be a busy hub of creativity in these strange times. Washing baskets are constantly filled. [...]