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Diardaoin, 29/Oct/2015

Some Islay links at the end of October

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Two more days and October 2015 has passed. The clocks already went back last weekend (well, in Europe at least, I think for our American friends it's this weekend?). Driving back home from work in the dark again for the next couple of months. With the dark nights I thought you might like something to read:

Luckily no Clarkson to be seen, but the Top Gear magazine has Driving Land Rover's 'Floating Ninety' Defender… on a Scottish loch, the loch in question being Islay's Loch Gorm.

The Daily Mail has Peats and beats on Islay: Experiencing 'the Queen of the Hebrides' with jazz and drams, following on from the Islay Jazz Festival.

Alex Thomson of Channel 4 TV writes Who owns Scotland? Not exactly feudal, but pretty weird with a large part of it focusing on Islay.

A lot of discussion around a geese cull on Islay, among other places mentioned on Surfbirds: Barnacle geese cull – WWT takes action.

Almost every news outlet reported this one: Pigs Unearth Hunter-Gatherer Civilization - Discovery News, Ice Age tools found on Islay thanks to herd of pigs - BBC News and Swine team: pigs help uncover ice age tools on Scottish island - The Guardian.

An Gleann Tablet makes it on to the list of 8 of Scotland's best sweet producers in the Scotsman.

Several people on Islay spotted this one as well: 'Mystery plane' over Scotland was RAF training flight - BBC News

Finally something not directly Islay related (it doesn't mention Islay at all), but when I read it I had to think of all the distilleries and their visitor centres. Looks to me like they were well ahead of the Harvard Business Review: The Brand Benefits of Places Like the Guinness Storehouse.

That's all for today, I hope you found some of them interesting.

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