19 Jul 2021

An international audience tuned in to watch live streaming, pre-recorded digital content and special commissions during the four-day music and cultural Survival Sessions event, produced by the HebCelt Festival.

The Survival Sessions delivered 32 hours of programme content (14th to 17th July), with people tuning in online from the USA, Australia and 12 other countries.

Local music talent played a key role in the programme. Willie Campbell, who featured in two of the shows, said: “It’s hard to overstate how important the Survival Sessions have been this year. HebCelt is part of the islands cultu...

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HebCelt Survival Sessions Q&A: Iain Faller, The Island Spirit Whisky Shop

17 Jul 2021

When did you open The Island Spirit Whisky Shop and what was your inspiration for that? We opened the shop on July 18th 2020, a year ago next week. My inspiration for doing this came from my interest in collecting whisky and visiting distilleries. I had developed a passion for Scotch whisky over the last few years and enjoyed reading about everything to do with the industry.

Can you tell us about the range of whiskies you have in the shop? We stock an extensive range of Scotch single malts and blends, rare and old collectable bottles and small batch releases and limited editions. We also sell ...

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