Watch the only ticks you get are boulder probs! Islay is great Jura's worth a look as well.
Good shout that Dave! Woke up one morning to find one the size of a golf ball crawling around the outside of my sleeping bag.
Despite a trip to the north shore, we never made it to the caves pictured in Robin's photographs; the distillery tour and event programme was too hectic to permit a proper exploration. The rock on Islay was reminiscent of the gabbro at Porth Ysgo. Its formation wasn't particularly conducive to climbing from most of the stuff I saw although the north shore rock does look potentially very good. I'm planning a 30th birthday trip to the island in October and this time, climbing will be high on the agenda.
For anybody remotely interested in a write up of the whisky aspect of Feis Ile 2013, I'll be writing up my extensive notes in the coming weeks and publishing them to a new blog. It was very easily one of the best weeks of my life.