What's on

There's lots to do on the island, so please revisit these listings as new events are added.

November onwards

Persabus Pottery Painting Experiences: Come and explore your creativity with one of our 'pottery painting takeaways',or why not book a painting session in our new Creative Studio: https://www.persabus.co.uk/pottery/pottery-painting-experiences.

The pottery is open Tuesday to Friday 12pm-4pm and Saturday 12pm-3pm. Check the pottery's social media pages @persabuspottery and https://m.facebook.com/100057558643743/ to ensure that we are open.

Evening and weekend Christmas Painting Workshops: Call to book on 01496 840243.

An Gleann Cottage Produce: An Gleann Tablet shop sells tablet (a little like fudge if you’ve not tasted) as well as gift bags, tablet mice, range of preserves and comb honey. Open daily, including Sundays, 10am-5pm (closed January until start of April).

We operate a self-service system with cash payment to our 'honesty box'. If you prefer to pay remotely or you'd like to pre-order for collection have a wee look at our website where you can see our full range of stock. Email, message or give us a call to order and arrange collection. See the An Gleann website.

Made In Islay and Jura Arts and Crafts Market, Bruichladdich Village Hall: Every Tuesday and Thursday 10am-4.30pm. Meet local arts and craft people. Original paintings, high-quality prints, photos, books, jewellery, hand-spun wool, quilting and more.

Finlaggan, Seat of the Lord of the Isles, Ballygrant: The Finlaggan Visitor Centre is now closed for the season, reopening for Easter 2023. The historic site, however, remains open all year round. For more information, visit the Finlaggan Trust website.

Badminton club: Islay Badminton Association meets in Islay High School every Thursday 7.30pm-9.30pm during term-time (September-May). Open to anyone 16+. Equipment available.

December

Lagavulin Winter Weekend: Friday, December 2 (open late) and Saturday, December 3 (usual opening hours). Both days will have 20% off in retail and a range of experiences which can be booked online at www.malts.com. We will also have some special winter cocktails available in our bar.

Port Ellen’s Christmas Market followed by the Christmas Tree Switch-on: Saturday, December 3, Ramsay Hall 1pm-4pm. Teas, coffee, home baking, cocktails, stalls from all over Islay and Jura. Santa’s Grotto open 1pm-5pm. Switch-on at 5.30pm.

Caol Ila Winter Weekend: Friday, December 9 (open late) and Saturday, December 10 (usual opening hours). Both days will have 20% off in retail and a range of experiences which can be booked online at www.malts.com. We will also have some special winter cocktails available in our bar.

Port Ellen Primary School Fair: Saturday, December 10, 2pm. Santa, Christmas crafts, baking and lots more.