For a small place, The Isle of Colonsay has a lot of things going on -

Please follow the links below for further information.

Lots of Events & Activities taking place between the 11th & 31st October

Combine your love of Colonsay with your enthusiasm for nature, food & drink

For your delectation we have three weeks of events, with activities and interest for adults & children alike….

The full programme will be finalised soon, but to give you a flavour we have the following things planned.....

Whisky tasting, Wine tasting, Beer tasting & Cheese tasting.


Baking, Preserving, Foraging & Cookery Workshops.


 Guided bird walks, Historical walks, Farm walks, Walks to see the baby seals.


Children’s Activities – Scavenger hunt, Kids baking sessions, short Nature & Farm walks, Games afternoons, Art & Craft sessions including felt making, jewellery making and collaging


Local Music, talks and other evening entertainment.


The Colonsay Festival of Spring 20143 Weeks of Spring Things

Once again the 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.

The 2015 dates are April 27th to May 17th

Click here to view the 2014 programme, which will give you a taste of the sort of things we will have going on next year........


Ceòl Cholasa, Colonsay’s Folk Festival, is held in mid-September each year and features internationally acclaimed artists from Scotland and many other places furth of Scotia's shores



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

The Colonsay Tourism Marketing Group are very grateful to Caledonian MacBrayne for their generous & continued support of our festivals.

We would  also like to thank Marine Harvest Scotland for their help with the cost of running the events.



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