- an island off the W coast of Scotland: the southernmost of the Inner Hebrides; separated
from the island of Jura by the Sound of Islay. Pop: 3457 (2001). Area: 606 sq km (234 sq miles)
Example Sentences Including 'Islay'
Clyde Coastguard requested the launch of the RNLI lifeboat from Islay and requested vessels in the area to assist.
Yachting Boating World (2004)
Her name is Celtic, taken from the Isle of Islay , near Kintyre (made famous in the hit song by Paul McCartney and Wings).
I'VE got an awful feeling the wallaby found dead by a roadside in Islay is a horrible sex game gone wrong.
Sun, News of the World (2004)
My paternal grandfather, John Joseph, grew up on the island of Islay , where the Scottish children called him a `Sassenach'.
THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)
The Islay Cask blend adds a hint of the peat quality noted in Islay malts.
Glasgow Herald (2002)
Then on to the Inner," Mull, Coil, Tiree, Islay , Skye... "Rosa knew none of them.
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