Islay


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Is·lay

 (ī′lā, ī′lə)
An island of the southern Inner Hebrides of western Scotland. Farming, fishing, and distilling are important to its economy.

Islay

(ˈaɪlə; ˈaɪleɪ)
n
(Placename) 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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Noun1.Islay - California evergreen wild plum with spiny leathery leaves and white flowersislay - California evergreen wild plum with spiny leathery leaves and white flowers
wild plum, wild plum tree - an uncultivated plum tree or shrub
2.Islay - an island of western Scotland at the southern end of the Inner Hebrides
Inner Hebrides - islands between the Outer Hebrides and the western coast of Scotland
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His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall Meet the People Behind Laphroaig - the world's number one Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky; sign barrels and rare 40-year old Scotch to raise money for charity
The three-bedroom Islay, like every other house type on the development which is less than 10 miles from Edinburgh, has been designed exclusively for The Granary and is available in a choice of semi-detached, terraced or detached styles.
Contract award: Provision of School and Local Transport Services on Islay and Jura.
Islay Bell-Webb, 25, was amazed when short film Slap, about a cross-dressing boxer, was short-listed for the award.
African-American perfumer Seth Kornegay's new fragrance is one of his most unique and sure to interest foodies - it includes Islay single malt scotch whiskey from the southernmost portion of the Inner Hebridean Islands located off the west coast of Scotland.
Matured locally at the distillery in Islay, the Laddie Ten was released on September 9th 2011 and is available worldwide.
NORTH ISLAY was an easy allthe-way winner of Sunderland's Bags/SIS 500 Sweepstake final yesterday afternoon, writes Dave Johnston.
The music, inspired by the sound of tens of thousands of wild geese preparing to migrate from Islay to their arctic breeding grounds, will be premiered at the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival in August.
It is precisely the company-population relationship that many times devolves into social conflict, as was the case with the inhabitants of Islay province in Arequipa department who oppose Southern Peru's Tía María mining project because they fear that it will pollute the water used for agriculture.
Peter Richardson said: "The strandings started when a juvenile loggerhead was washed up dead at Ardnave, Islay, on December 29, then another on New Year's Day, which was recovered by staff at the Islay and Jura seal sanctuary.
Distillers, The Renegade Rum company, are to produce the sunshine drink on whisky's spiritual home, Islay.
Both the Queen and the Princess Royal stopped to chat with a small crowd which had gathered at Port Ellen pier on Islay, and accepted flowers from the flag-flying children.