By: mcmahos (offline) Friday, 03 July 2009 (Read 3905 times)
Been watching the blog for a while - great wee site for loads of information.
Coming to Islay in 2 weeks (18th July) for a week's stay at Coillabus Cottage. Been to Islay once before - about 12 years ago, and loved it. I do a lot of birding so looking forward to seeing the eagles and choughs again.
My father-in-law's grandfather and great-grandfather (I think) were from Islay and are buried somewhere in Kilnaughton cemetry so am going to try and track the graves down - my father-in-law is a Neil Campbell and his father was of the same name and was a master on the ferries.
The Maggie is one of Ealing studios lesser known comedies. A wily old skipper of a Western Isles 'Puffer' and his motley crew lead all who come into contact with them a fine old time! Many scenes on Islay!