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. https://islaygaeliccentre.co.uk/