Established in 2007, AILSAPRESS is a small independent publisher based on the Isle of Islay. Our aim is to produce art-led books for the gift and children’s market that will reflect indigenous island life and offer a memento to visitors who come to the island.

"Small publishers are the truffles below the oaks of any culture – hidden, valuable and the carriers of specialist delight..." Click here to read more about Ailsa Press in the review "Islay’s Ailsapress: magic moments" in the online newspaper forargyll.com

The Isle of Islay lies off the west coast of Scotland and is part of the group of islands known as the Inner Hebrides. Its unspoiled natural beauty attracts a wide variety of visitors to its shores, bird enthusiasts, whisky connoisseurs, walkers, divers and archaeologists to name but a few. Above all, it is a place where families love to romp and roam. Islay also plays host to 14 different festivals throughout the year, including a Whisky festival, three Music Festivals (Jazz, Folk & Chamber Music) and a Book Festival.

 

Ailsapress welcomes ideas for new books from authors, photographers and/or illustrators whose work is high-quality and whose imagery reflects island life.

 

Published books:
THE TAIL OF AILSA 2007
BRAMBLE AND COULTOON THEIR HEBRIDEAN ADVENTURE 2009
BRAMBLE AND COULTOON THEIR SKY DRAGON ADVENTURE 2011
ISLAND MOMENTS Taken by Surprise in the Hebrides 2012
BABA KING OF THE CASTLE & JACKET POTATO 2012
BRAMBLE AND COULTOON THEIR BOLSA CAVE ADVENTURE 2014
"THESE MEN ARE WORTH YOUR TEARS" Islay and Jura in World War 1  2015
À TABLE whisky from glass to plate 2016

Due out October 10, 2016:
LITTLE TERRY TIDDLEMOUSE AND HIS COUNTRYSIDE FRIENDS
LITTLE TERRY TIDDLEMOUSE TIME FOR TEA AND DRESSING UP
(more information see BOOKS)