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Port Ellen (Glenegedale) (Islay)

Also known as: Islay Airport / RAF Islay / RAF Port Ellen
County: Argyll and Bute
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened 30 August 1935
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 30/11/2018):

  • Fly Cuppa Cafe
  • Highlands and Islands Airports Limited - operator
  • Islay Car Hire
  • Islay Community Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 3 (Coastal) OTU
  • No 48 Sqn
  • No 304 FTU
  • No 878 Sqn
  • No 890 Sqn
  • BEA
  • British Airways
  • Flybe
  • Islay GC
  • Loganair

The Battle Headquarters at Port Ellen with the modern airfield in the background, 16 August 2004.


Part of the perimeter track at Port Ellen, 30 May 2005.


View of Port Ellen airfield, 8 June 2005.


Remains of the airfield at Port Ellen, 8 June 2005.


Looking across the airfield at Port Ellen, 16 July 2009.


The control tower at Port Ellen, 11 May 2010.


Various buildings at Port Ellen, 2 June 2011.


Port Ellen airfield, 4 July 2018.

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