Flying to Islay

Flybe operate a scheduled service from Glasgow Airport with the short 35 minute, and on clear days, offering spectacular views of Arran and West Coast of Scotland.  For flight information, visit

Directions to Bowmore, turn left out of the airport car-park and travel 5.5 miles north east on the A846. Approaching the village, the side of the Round Church appears on your right hand, as you come round the corner bear right along the front of the Church, giving way to oncoming traffic, into High Street.  Continue along past the graveyard on the right and then  4th house from garage opening on the left hand side you will have arrived at Mo Dachaidh

Arriving by Ferry

Caledonian MacBrayne run a frequent ferry service from Kennacraig to Islay.  For timetables, please visit:

There are two ports on Islay, Port Ellen and Port Askaig .   The single main road (A846) directly connects Port Askaig and Port Ellen with Bowmore approximately half way between the two villages. 

Disembarking at Port Ellen, follow the road from the terminal turning left at the first junction.  Follow the A846 north for about 4 miles until you pass the Airport on the left. Thereafter follow the detailed directions from the airport above.

Disembarking at Port Askaig, follow the main road (A846) through the villages of Keills,Ballygrant and Bridgend for approximately 11 miles.  On entering Bowmore continue along Shore Street, following the road take a left on to Main Street, carry on up to the Round Church, which stands at the top of the village, and then turn left on to High Street.   Mo Dachaidh, No 7 is located on the left hand side of the road 4th house past the garage/Lambeth Walk right of way opening.

Local Travel lnformation  

Please contact Islay Tourist Information Centre Tele: 08707 200617 or email or visit