With its rugged, edge-of-the-world vistas, the stunning Hebridean island of Islay in Scotland's Argyll region has an aura of isolation. But as our videographer Colt St. George found out, it's a breeze to get to – whichever direction you're coming from. And while Islay is rightly famed for the peaty goodness of its whisky, there are many other reasons to visit. Check out our video for some Islay inspiration:

 

This feature is in partnership with VisitScotland, the National Tourism Organisation for Scotland. 2018 is Scotland’s Year of Young People, celebrating the talents and contributions of youth and providing even more ways for visitors to explore all that Scotland has to offer. Whether you’re young or young at heart there’s never been a better time to visit the most beautiful country in the world. All recommendations are editorially independent.

Video by Colt St. George. Colt would like to thank Bruichladdich, The Botanist and the Islay Woollen Mill for their time, and to Islay Sea Adventures for a fantastic wildlife tour.

Top image: Islay © Colt St. George

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