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Wednesday, 14/May/2008

Islay Hotel April Progress

It's been a while since I last updated you about progress at the new/old Islay Hotel in Port Ellen. Looking through my archives I think the last update was the first floor ceiling entry from the end of March. Because of the events of the last few weeks I hadn't got round to post the pictures from my visit to Islay in April, so I decided to catch up on them before posting more recent pictures later this week. Here's a view of the hotel from street:

Picture of a panoramic view of a hotel under construction

Picture of a man standing in the under construction entrance area of a building In April most of the ground floor outside and inside walls were complete, you could really see the building starting to take shape. Roland gave me a quick guided tour around the site, proudly presenting the progress and explaining the features. He's hoping to possibly even opening the hotel by the end of the year. Fingers crossed!

Everyone working on the site is from Islay, here are some of them erecting scaffolding to work on the restaurant area of the hotel:

Picture of three builders on scaffolding on a building site

Two impressions of views out of the windows of the hotel, giving an idea how it will be once the hotel is up and running. On the left a view out of the restaurant out to the marina in Loch Leodamais (with the Shannick of Islay Sea Safari). On the right a view out of the kitchen into Charlotte Street, one of the builders taking a break and having a chat.

Picture of a view through window holes to a harbourPicture of a view out of a window hole to a street with two people having a chat

That's all I have for today, I hope it gives you a good idea of the progress in April and how it will look once completed. I'm planning to post some more current pictures on Saturday. Good night for now.

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