We're delighted to announce our fundraising competitions for 2022 - and they're nothing short of spectacular!

Each competiton is strictly limited to 2,000 tickets, so make sure you're in with a chance of winning!

Of course, we hope you win, but each entry helps us at the Festival Committee in our fundraising aims, which you can read more about below.

Each competition is run by local business - Luxury and Rare Whisky Competitions - and we're delighted they're partnering with us on this again.
The Ultimate Islay Prize
Kindly organised and donated by our friends at
Explore Islay Jura Logo

The Ultimate Islay Travel Prize includes:

  • Return flights for two from Glasgow International Airport
  • Two nights’ accommodation including breakfast
  • Two days car hire
  • Two lunches
  • Two dinners
  • Daily activities

Trip runs from Friday 23rd September 2022 to Sunday 25th of September only.

£9.99 per ticket with 2,000 tickets available

Draw goes live at 7pm on Saturday 21st May 2022 and runs until Tuesday 7th June 2022 at 7pm.

Also, you can find Explore Islay and Jura on social media at the links below - please give them a follow!

Travel Prize Details

Travel Prize Itinerary

Friday 23rd September
17:40 Arrive Islay Airport
17:45 Collect Car from Islay Car Hire
18:15 Check-In Bridgend Hotel for 2 night stay
20:00 Dinner at Port Charlotte Hotel

Saturday 24th September
10:00 Islay Sea Adventure from Port Ellen
12:30 Lunch at Ardbeg Distillery
14:00 Round of Golf at The Machrie Golf Links*
20:00 Dinner at Peatzeria, Bowmore
* Lessons if non golfer

Sunday 25rd September
10:00 Kilchoman Distillery for tour and tasting
14:30 Return car at Islay Airport
14:30 Check-in for flight
15:30 Flight Departs for Glasgow

Travel Prize terms and conditions

This Holiday and Experience Prize:
• A. Must be taken by the Prize-winner and on the travel dates as specified, dates are not transferable, nor is a cash equivalent prize available.
• B. does not include insurance. It will be the responsibility of each prize winner (and, if applicable, each Guest that accompanies them) to take out at their own cost all relevant insurance (including but not limited to health and travel insurance, insurance for theft, loss and damage to property) which may be required or prudent to obtain;
• C. consists of flights and accommodation, food and experiences only and does not include airport departure or government taxes, spending money, airport transfers or other expenses that you may incur in getting to Glasgow airport. These must be paid by the prize winner (and their Guests);

• It is the responsibility of the prize winner the Guest that accompanies them to ensure their ability to travel to their holiday destination and return home and, in particular, to:
• a. ensure that they have a valid passport (if required) endorsed with all relevant visas and with expiry date no less than six (6) months following the proposed dates of travel or such other duration as may be required by any relevant regulation. These passports, and their holders, must not be subject to any restrictions on their rights to travel to and from the United Kingdom. Passport control and in-country authorities may reserve the right to refuse entry to prize winners and/or their travelling companions;
• b. comply with the terms and limitations of airlines, other transport providers, and the venues involved in the provision of any holiday prize, including any insurance policy relating to the holiday. In particular, entrants must comply with all health and safety guidelines and instructions and all applicable legal and regulatory requirements.

• We will not be responsible for any loss or damage suffered by any prize winner (and/or any Guest that accompanies them) that arises out of their failure to arrive at any holiday destination or return home from any holiday destination, nor will we have any obligation to substitute an alternative prize, cash equivalent or other compensation where a prize winner (and/or their travelling companion) is unable to travel to any holiday destination or fails to redeem a holiday prize for any reason.

• In the event of weather causing cancellation, dates may be rearranged, however, neither Luxury and Rare Whisky, Fèis Ìle, or Explore Explore Islay and Jura are liable for any additional costs incurred.

• Prize winners will forfeit any element of their prize that they do not take at the time stipulated in the Specific Terms. No cash will be awarded in lieu of that prize or any part of it.

Coming Soon

The Ultimate Whisky Prize 2022


Fundraising for Fèis Ìle

Why fundraise?

Fèis Ìle is a non-profit organisation. Everything we do is working towards two aims: building a better festival and supporting the culture and community of Islay.

In the past we have run Community events throughout the year, supported charitable organisations across the island and arranged for artists and musicians to come into schools.
Gary Copeland at the Bowmore Tea Dance

What is the Islay Wave Project?

The Islay Wave Project is a fund that allows us to create and support projects that benefit the whole of the island's population, particularly looking at supporting younger people in traditional culture and modern skills.

1. To create and support projects involved with the cultural and heritage needs of the island, focusing specifically on the youth of the island.

2. Support Community projects that align with the aims of Fèis Ìle.

3. Create an action plan for Fèis Ìle 2023-4, and how we can continue to reinvigorate the Community aspects of the festival.


The Fèis Ìle Committee have been working hard with the funds that were raised last year, thanks to the kind donations of the distilleries, the hard work of Islay business Luxury and Rare Whisky, and the fee-free work of Whisky Auctioneer.


our virtual festival performers

Thanks to your ticket purchases, we were able to pay all of our musicians and artists fairly for their performances and their time. This was much appreciated by them as the coronavirus pandemic had negatively affected all of them.

As a small community, it is important that we make sure that we don't simply rely on favours and good nature, and we were delighted to be able to do this.

We will be keeping up this aspect as we return to an in-person festival.


history of Fèis Ìle

Last year we started the Founders of the Fèis project, a documentary on how the Festival began - this year we've expanded it and will have a full display in the Gaelic Centre in Bowmore, with their help.

We've partnered with them to create a display which will chart the festival from its Community beginnings to the world-famous whisky festival it is today. Many in the Community look back fondly on the more Community centred years, and feel the festival has lost a little something on the way - we want to remind people of this, and it's also part of our remit to bring it back! A display for locals and festival visitors alike will be a great focus on all the good the festival has done for the island,

In addition, we'll be completing the documentary to include the more recent years of the festival, helping people understand how the whisky has changed and moulded the festival over time.

You will be able to visit the display at the Islay Gaelic Centre during the festival. It's situated just outside Bowmore, where there is also a cafe.


traditional music

we're working on bringing traditional music to every primary school child across islay and jura
Local musician and festival favourite Ciara MacTaggart will be visiting the islands' Primary Schools this term, bringing traditional music to each and every child across the island. Many children also have lessons with Ciara, and we're hoping to excite and engage them, bringing along the next generation of talented musicians who love their traditional music.


rock school

this summer, Fèis Ìle brings rock to the island
As well as traditional music, we've launched a Rock School over the summer 2022 to engage the older children. We love our traditional music, but know it's not always everyone's favourite, so we wanted something to engage the other children. The full details of this will be announced soon



There's lots going on that's still in the earlier stages, but we'll keep you updated! Our priority right now is the return of the festival, and after that we'll be hard at work with the money that you helped us by donating, putting it to good across the island.
For further info, or to suggest a project for us to be involved in, please head to our contact page and get in touch.
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