|Scottish Gaelic: Port Asgaig|
Port Askaig shown within Argyll and Bute
|OS grid reference|
|Council area||Argyll and Bute|
|Lieutenancy area||Argyll and Bute|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||ISLE OF ISLAY|
|UK Parliament||Argyll and Bute|
|Scottish Parliament||Argyll and Bute|
Port Askaig serves as the main port of Islay, sharing passenger services to the Scottish mainland with Port Ellen. It also has a regular service to Feolin, Jura across the Sound of Islay, and in the summer there is also a weekly service via Colonsay to Oban.
Port Askaig is the base of the Islay RNLI lifeboat which is called out ten to twelve times a year.
Port Askaig is memorialised in the classic 6/8 bagpipe pipe march "Leaving Port Askaig".
Between 2006 and 2009 Port Askaig was the site of a £13.7 million civil engineering project. The work included a new linkspan and other berthing facilities for mainland ferries, new facilities for the Jura ferry, and new car parks and waiting rooms. The redeveloped port was officially re-opened on 10 September 2009 by the Princess Royal.
Port Askaig is also the name for a recent bottling of Scotch whisky, produced for The Whisky Exchange, a retailer in the UK. It has three bottlings - a Cask Strength, a 17 year old, and 25 year old. The producing distillery is not officially identified.
- "UK's 'most desirable' postcodes revealed". BBC News.
- "HRH The Princess Royal Opens Redeveloped Port Askaig". Argyll and Bute. Retrieved 18 October 2009.
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