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Didòmhnaich, 23/Jan/2011

Islay Blogging Roundup #153

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That was a fairly productive weekend for me, yesterday I built my latest Islay distillery panorama of Kilchoman distillery, today I started an Islay Pictures - Where were they taken? map for my Islay Pictures photoblog. With 21 out of over 700 pictures listed this might still take me a while though… I've also had a closer look at Quora, the latest hyped social network (which might or might not be invitation only, let me know if you need an invite). It now has an Islay topic for questions about Islay. But that's enough of me, many blogs have been busy writing about Islay the last week or so as well:

Ian Stuart (teacher at Islay High School) is trying something new with a video blog (or vlog in short). I hope there will be many more to come. Kind of related an entry on Our Learning Blog from Port Ellen Primary School, who write about their visit to the Museum of Islay Life.

Jens Luedicke from Germany visited Islay in April 2010, I think I might have mentioned his pictures (Travel Pictures (II): Islay and Travel Pictures (III): Islay) a few months ago. Probably only of interest for German speakers, but he's now written up his Reisenotizen (II): Islay.

Starting with another German blog entry we move on to the whisky: Verschwundene Destillerien auf Islay Teil 1. Also in German (but of the Swiss variety) the ardblog has thoughts about the Ardbeg Alligator. The same whisky is the topic of a blog entry in a Swedish blog, Det ryktas om en ny buteljering från Ardbeg… Now for the English language entries:

I think he's rapidly approaching the end of his visit to Islay, but Whisky Story still has some nice entries about Islay, namely Kilchoman Distillery, Islay and Loch Finlaggan and the Council of the Isles. Whisky News tastes the Caol Ila 12yo 43% and the Waterford Wine Company has an entry which confused me a bit: Scotch: To Build a Better Laphroaig. Port Ellen a sister distillery of Laphroaig? Is that right?

It doesn't mention if any of them have made their way ‘back’ to Scotland and in particular Islay, but the Bruichladdich Blog has an interesting entry about Stave Uses No.23.

In other news the Islay Energy Trust announces the Renewables Day 2 – 29th January 2011 and on Ron's Islay Weblog we find Another Islay Year by Ileach Editor Carl Reavey. Ron also has a Who Owns Islay Revisited entry.

Now the birdwatching (and wildlife): The Islay Birds blog kind of took a break in the fog yesterday, but earlier in the week had the numbers from the latest International goose count and a general count at Loch Gruinart. John Islay Birder Armitage had Gulls galore! after spending a day on Jura. He was also involved in the International Goose Count 18/1/2011. The Islay Natural History Trust blog in the meantime writes about Barnacle Geese and the full moon and what Herring fishing on Islay now means for Choughs.

As usual I'll finish with the pictures: Ron has some views of a sunny Saligo Bay and asks for Your Islay PicPlz. On his Islay Photography Gallery Mark Unsworth has dark yet bright view of Lochindaal and says there's No Bowling Today. His Image of the week is of a rather cold looking River Sorn. From my own Islay Pictures photoblog I think I'll go for the Kilchoman Cross II and Machair above Machir Bay, Isle of Islay.

That's all I have for this week, the Scottish Roundup this week has The Parental Roundup. Good night!

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