What's On Diary of Events - 2022

What’s On Islay

July – October

Your day of adventures starts here

Last updated 01/08/2022

Persabus Pottery:

Pottery Painting Experiences at Persabus Pottery.

Come and explore your creativity with one of our ‘pottery painting takeaways’ or why not book a painting session in our new Creative Studio. The pottery is open Tuesday to Friday 12noon to 4pm and Saturday 12noon to 3pm. https://www.persabus.co.uk/pottery/pottery-painting-experiences/

Tel: 01496 840243

Swimming Mactaggart Leisure Centre

Please check their website for the full swimming programme MacTaggart Leisure Centre | Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool Bowmore Islay

Tel: 01496 810767 for times of public swims.

RSPB Weekly Guided walks

April – October

Every Tuesday at 10 am at the Oa Reserve. Join us on a guided walk looking for golden eagles and choughs and enjoy spectacular views from the American Monument.  Meet at Upper Killeyan Car Park (email [email protected] or phone 01496 300118 for more details)

Every Thursday at 10am meet at Loch Gruinart Reserve. Come with us as we try to catch a glimpse of the elusive hen harrier and listen for the call of the corncrake. Meet at the RSPB visitor centre, Gruinart. (email [email protected] or phone 01496 850505 for more details)

Made In Islay and Jura Arts and Crafts Market

Bruichladdich Village Hall 10am to 4.30pm.

Every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 4.30pm. Meet some of the local arts and craft people. Original paintings, high quality prints, photos, books, jewellery, hand-spun wool, quilting and more.

Live Music at Port Charlotte Hotel

Every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 

Hear local musicians live at the Port Charlotte Hotel every Wednesday and Sunday night (8pm start)

Live Music at The Islay Hotel

Every Thursday and Saturday night.

An Gleann Cottage produce


Open daily, including Sundays, from 10am to 5pm.

Self service system with cash payment in the ‘honesty box’.

Email, message or give us a call to order and arrange collection if you would prefer to shop via the website.

Islay Natural History Trust, Port Charlotte 

Open weekdays from 10am – 4pm. Admission FREE but donations encouraged. Come and see sea creatures in the tanks and learn more about Islay’s flora and fauna.

Family activity sessions July – August (Thursday afternoons) Nature Walks

Click here  (June – September Sunday and Thursday afternoons).

The centre is fully wheelchair accessible.

The Museum of Islay Life

The museum in Port Charlotte is open from Monday to Friday 10.30am to 4.30pm. Come on in and see thousands of years of Islay history.

 Finlaggan Visitor Centre 

Seat of the Lord of the Isles, Ballygrant

Open every Tuesday and Wednesday between 10.30am and 4.15pm.

Learn about the history and visit the ancient seat of The Lords of the Isles. Admission to the visitor centre is currently free but donations are welcome. For more information visit Finlaggan Trust & Information Centre – Explore Islay & Jura (islayjura.com)

Calendar of Events on Islay in August

What’s On Islay – August 2022 – Homepage | Persabus

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Calendar of Events on Islay in September

What’s On Islay – September 2022 – Homepage | Persabus

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People dancing at Jura Distillery

Dancing in the Jura Distillery




Paolo Nutini jam session
People swimming in a rock pool
Girl singing with guitar
Man on Tractor
Horse at Islay Show
beach rugby match
People and dogs on beach
Singers at Bruichladdich
Children painting pottery
lady hiking