26km (16 miles) W of the Kintyre Peninsula; 1km (2/3 mile) SW of Jura

Islay (pronounced "Eye-lay") is the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides, separated only by a narrow sound from Jura. At its maximum, Islay is only 32km (20 miles) wide and 40km (25 miles) long. Called the "Queen of the Hebrides," it's a peaceful and unspoiled island of moors, salmon-filled lochs, sandy bays, and wild rocky cliffs -- an island of great beauty, ideal for long walks.