Getting There -- MacBrayne steamers provide daily service to Islay. You leave West Tarbert, on the Kintyre Peninsula, and arrive in Port Askaig, on Islay, in about 2 hours. There's also service to Port Ellen. For information about ferry departures, check with Caledonian MacBrayne (tel. 08705/650-000; www.calmac.co.uk) at the ferry terminal in Gourock.
Visitor Information -- Visitors can find information at www.islayinfo.com.