ancestors who lived in Islay



Would you wish to come in search of where your ancestors grew up, visit the final resting place of your family members and tread in their footsteps to enjoy a sense of your own personal history by experiencing the landscape your forbears left behind.


We would like to offer you the opportunity to do just that … collaboration with Scottish Roots, Scotland’s leading ancestral research company, we are delighted to offer you a glimpse into the past and into the lives of your forbears. For example ...


The Macdonald Lords of the Isles were descended from Somerled, a 12th century prince, and these lords, the chiefs of Clan Donald, chose Finlaggan as their home and the centre of their lordship, so that islay is often referred to as the " Cradle of Clan Donald "


Your journey starts here….


To plan your unique experience we will prepare a itinerary of your Islay Ancestral Trail from the details you supply on our Enquiry Form.


This information will be passed to Scottish Roots who will provide us with an assessment of how comprehensive a report they can produce. This initial exploratory stage is free of charge. On receipt of the initial assessment we will build an outline itinerary . This will be sent to you with a price guide.


display map showing old boundaries in Islay
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