August in Islay, Jura, and Assynt

A few weeks ago, Mr May and I went on our annual holiday. Each year we like to visit a place in Scotland we’ve never been to before, so we can explore and fall in love with unfamiliar parts of the country. 

This year we decided to split our holiday between the islands of  Islay/Jura and another trip to Northern Scotland for the gorgeous mountain climbs.

Mr May and I are enthusiastic whisky drinkers, and some of our favourite single malts are made in Islay and Jura, so it was a treat to visit the distilleries and explore the beautiful landscape of these islands. 

Pictures below, as always. <3


Singing Sands beach

Highland cows with their majestic horns.

Exploring the sea cliffs along north Islay

The Bunnahabhain distillery with a view of the Paps of Jura across the sound. In the foreground is a massive chunk of quartz.

The Paps of Jura from Islay

The Three Distilleries path on Islay, which goes to Laphroaig, Lagavulin, and Ardbeg.

The Bowmore distillery

The beautiful view over Gruinard Bay


Getting ready to climb the Paps, Jura’s iconic mountains.

The view climbing up to the Paps. Just taking a breather after all that boggy terrain!


The view from Cul Beag

A storm approaching the summit of Cul Beag. When it’s this close, and you’re at summit, all you can do is accept that it’ll be an interesting climb down! So I just took in the calm before it hit.