For a small place, The Isle of Colonsay has a lot of things going on -
Combine your love of Colonsay with your enthusiasm for nature, food & drink
For your delectation, we have three weeks of Food, Drink & Nature events,
with activities and interest for adults & children alike
There are loads of things going on, truly something for everyone, so have a look at the attached programme, and check out availability if you haven’t already booked accommodation…..
For adults: Seaweed Foraging, Bread baking, Beer tasting, Cooking, Bottling, Walking, Wine & Whisky.
For kids: Collaging, Jewellery making, Felting, Baking, Farm walks and Flag making.
We are delighted that Fiona Houston, co-author of Seaweed& eat it: A family foraging and cooking adventure, will be joining us again for our Connect with Colonsay programme. Fiona & Xa Milne launched ‘Mara’ - a Scottish company selling a range of seaweed products from native seasonal seaweeds of Scottish and Irish provenance. This year the tides at the start of our festival are favourable for seaweed collecting & Fiona will be leading a Seaweed Foraging walk on Sun 12th & Mon 13th October.
This year we have also increased the amount & diversity of activities for children, and are delighted to have Lotta Leahy teaching simple felt making, Carol Paterson & Anne Ferguson doing paper collage & flag making workshops, and Sarah Moss running her very popular kids baking sessions.
The Colonsay Festival of Spring - 3 Weeks of Spring Things
The 2014 festival was a very sunny success and as usual the programme was jammed packed with opportunities to learn more about the secret lives of Colonsay's Seabirds, the RSPB reserve on Oronsay, the island's diverse flora & fauna and a chance to visit some of the less well known areas of the island. Alongside all these outdoor activities we were running many workshops including Photography, Stone Carving, Felting, Knitting & Crochet, Collage, Bread baking, Savoury tart cooking, Fabric dyeing and Glass work. For the evenings there was a variety of talks, shows & music.
Colonsay has a good variety of accommodation available, from a backpackers lodge, to self-catering cottages, B&B’s and a Hotel.
www.colonsay.org.uk for all details
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