Satellite Image Islay Islay Islay is the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides, Scotland. It is known as Queen of the Hebrides. The natives are called leach Islay and the plural is Ilich. The capital of the island is Bowmore, famous for its distillery and Kilarrow Parish Church. Second is the village of Port Ellen. Islay is the fifth largest island in Scotland and the sixth largest island in the surrounding Great Britain (excluding Ireland). Islay has just over 3,000 inhabitants. He has more than 600 square kilometers and total area. Its main industry is based on the distillation of whiskey and whiskey-related tourism and birding (birdwatching). The island is home to many species of birds and is a popular meeting place throughout the year for bird watchers, it should be noted that in February you can see large colonies of barnacle. Among the birds that inhabit the island you can find the chough, cormorants, the hen harrier and common oystercatcher, among other birds.A portion of the island, Gruinart Flats is classified as a nature reserve owned by the RSPB. It is an important wintering place of the barnacle goose. The climate on Islay is often more pleasant than in the rest of the Scottish Highlands because of the Gulf Stream. Many people consider the Scottish island Islay as more beautiful.