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Monday, 21/May/2007

Islay, Jura, Colonsay and Gigha from the Air

I've never flown to or from Islay, or Colonsay, or Gigha (Jura doesn't have an airstrip apart from an emergency airstrip somewhere, as far as I know). Therefore I have to make do with pictures other people took from the air. Here are a few aerial pictures of the islands I was able to find on the web:

Some of the best pictures of Scotland from the air can be found on Alan Moar's Scotland Aerial Photos. Among the Western Isles pictures are also a few of Islay and Jura: To start with a nice view of Islay Airport. Then some rocky surface on Jura. Not sure if this is close enough and if any of the currents visible are from the famous Corryvreckan whirlpool, but here's one from the north end of Jura. And finally one of the Paps of Jura, just under some clouds.

Anne-Céline and Emmanuel from France flew to Scotland in May 2002 with Charlie Mike (I guess that's the name or call sign of their plane?). They also flew over Colonsay and Islay before landing and staying on Gigha. Nice views of Loch Gruinart and Islay Airport with Port Ellen. I think the picture of Colonsay is actually Oronsay though.

Can't do Islay from the air without pictures of distilleries. Here are a few then: Lagavulin from the air, Bunnahabhain from the air and Bowmore from the air.

And finally some of it on video: Liverpool-Oban-Islay-Liverpool in a Piper PA28. The interesting part starts at about 5:10 with the approach to Islay airport.

I hope you enjoyed some of these, if you know of any more aerial views of Islay, Jura, Colonsay and Gigha please let me know.



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