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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)
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(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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Meanwhile, Gillian Burke is on the road, coming live from the island of Islay just off the west coast of Scotland.
All three are made from 100-percent Scottish Barley exclusively grown, harvested, distilled and bottled in Scotland's western coast island of Islay, home to Bruichladdich Distilleries.
The PA43 postcode covering the island of Islay is home to the best drivers in Scotland with just 2.
That lovely photo of Sally was taken on the island of Islay this summer," said Gordon.
Dr Bill Lumsden, head of distilling for whisky maker Ardbeg on the Scottish island of Islay, said: "It was noticeably different.
Contract Notice: This work is being requested to permit the re-development of a multi-user age, all ability equipped play space at the Ramsey Hall Port Ellen, Island of Islay.
It was decided to release the bottle at the 2008 Feis Ile festival on the island of Islay and it was so soughtafter that visitors queued for long hours at the Caol Ila distillery to get their hands on one of the bottles.
Educated at Oxford and elected as MP for Chester in 1974, Sir Peter came from a wealthy political dynasty who own the whisky-producing island of Islay in the Hebrides.
Whiskey from the Bowmore Distillery, which has produced the drink on the island of Islay since 1779, was chosen to for the ceremony because the queen previously paid an official visit to the distillery.
ISLAND LIFE Just off the north Scottish coast, the island of Islay is famous for its Festival of Music and Malt (Feis Ile) when the intense scent of peat-smoke, iodine and seaweed fills the air.
He also bought property from William Beckford, whose famous Fonthill Abbey had collapsed almost as soon as it had been built, along with other country houses, a London domicile on Harley Street, and even the Scottish Argyll island of Islay.