We have had great start to the year here on Colonsay.
Fantastic weather and a brilliant start to our season of Festivals.
The book festival was its' usual success, with James Naughtie filling our hall to capacity on the Sunday afternoon.
Our Annual Festival of Spring followed immediately after the book festival, and once again a good time was had by all!
This year was the 6th year that the three
week event has taken place, and the high calibre of expert tutors and event
leaders continues to be a strong draw to visitor and islanders alike. The basic
format has remained the same across the 6 years - every day of the 3 weeks
having a mixture of nature & craft activities, as well as guided walks and
Each year the individual events are varied, with old
favourites being run alongside new activities.
This year’s attendees enjoyed Dry Stone Walling, Bookbinding, Fern
Appreciation Walks, Cake Making, Historical & Ornithological Walks, Sewing
& Knitting, Foraging, Printing & Bread Making, and Colonsay Wool &
Fabric Dyeing, to name but a few.
click here to view the 2016 timetable - and get a taste of what the 2017 programme could offer.......
Colonsay Folk Festival 15th to 18th September 2016 - www.ceolcholasa.co.uk
Great line up...get booking!
CONNECT with COLONSAY in OCTOBER
Saturday 8th to Sunday 23rd October 2016
Now a permanent fixture in our festival calendar and proving very popular for a half term break, with food and drink taking centre stage, and lots of other activities for adults & children.
The programme includes bread baking, whisky, beer and wine tastings, seasonal cookery classes, bird watching and historical guided walks, evening talks, many craft workshops especially for children, and children's cooking and baking sessions.
See the 2016 programme for details of all the exciting things that are going on
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. Particularly for the Spring Festival where this year they are one of our key sponsors.
We would also like to thank Marine Harvest Scotland for their help with the cost of running the events.