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

Please follow the links below for further information.

photos courtesy of Ruari Cumming ARPS of Hebridean Island Images
The Colonsay Festival of Spring  2014    3 Weeks of Spring Things

The dates are Mon 28th April to Sun 18th May 2014. 
And as usual the programme is 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 are hosting many workshops including Stone Carving, Felting, Knitting & Crochet, Collage, Bread baking, Savoury tart cooking, Fabric dyeing and Glass work. For the evenings there is a variety of talks, shows & music.
Click here to view the 2014 programme.

and don’t forget.... the Festival of Spring is preceded by the Colonsay Book Festival -  April 26th and 27th – and this year we are delighted to be welcoming Val McDermid, Christopher Brookmyre, Andrew Greig, Jackie Kay, Lesley Glaister and Patrick Richardson.   www.colonsaybookfestival.org.uk


Why not come to both??

Following the success of the 2013 CONNECT with COLONSAY October event, we are pleased to announce that the dates for 2014 are 11th to 31st October.  Once again the theme will be Nature, Food & Drink, with many activities designed especially for children.

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 event.



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




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