|Scottish Gaelic: Port Asgaig|
Port Askaig shown within Argyll and Bute
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|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 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.
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.
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 memorialised in the classic 6/8 bagpipe pipe march Leaving Port Askaig.
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- "HRH The Princess Royal Opens Redeveloped Port Askaig". Argyll and Bute. Retrieved 18 October 2009.
- "A846". Sabre. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
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