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Port Askaig

Argyll & the Isles

Port Askaig is located on the shore of the Sound of Islay, it is one of the smaller settlements on Islay containing only a few houses, a shop, petrol station, the RNLI Lifeboat station and life boat and Port Askaig Hotel. The Sound of Islay is the narrow sea passage between Islay and Jura where the water flows at great speed, pushed in and out by the tides. Because of its sheltered position Port Askaig is sometimes used as an alternative ferry landing for Port Ellen when the weather isn’t suitable. Close to Port Askaig and visible from the ferry, is Dunlossit House.