Map of Colonsay

Colonsay, the jewel of the Hebrides, is about 10 miles long and 2 miles wide with 135 friendly inhabitants, and little more than 2 hours from Oban by our modern and very comfortable ferry. Our outstanding natural scenery is rivalled only by the wealth and diversity of our flora and fauna, and our archaeological sites are of international importance. 

Local activities include agriculture, oyster-farming, arts, crafts, honey production, a brewery, accommodation for visitors, lobster-fishing, publishing and even a substantial bird sanctuary. The island plays host to a variety of festivals throughout the year celebrating our music, culture, literature and natural assets. Please explore and enjoy our community website - and, when you get an opportunity, come and join us in Colonsay.

Accommodation »

We have a wide range of friendly and welcoming places to stay on Colonsay: Self Catering, Bed & Breakfast, a Hostel and Hotel. Find out more and plan your visit »

About Colonsay »

Colonsay offers great tranquility and packs a wide variety of unspoilt natural beauty into its varied habitats. We are proud of our rich heritage and history and would love to share it with you. Read more about our island »

Getting to Colonsay »

By aeroplane or ferry, with a car, bike or on foot from the train: all of the information you need to plan your trip. Find out more »

Scottish Land Fund Award

Colonsay Community Development Company (CCDC) is excited to be able to announce that they have been awarded £395,000 by the Scottish Land Fund towards the cost of land purchase in Scalasaig. This is for the development of much needed new community-led housing and business space. A substantial award from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) also helped towards the total sum required.
We owe a lot of thanks to The Highlands Small Community Housing Trust, HIE and MOWI for their help and support in getting us to this point. We would also like to acknowledge Colonsay Estate's commitment to our project.
Please go to the Colonsay Community Development Company page for further details:
Kilchattan Primary Search for New Head Teacher

The 7 pupils of Kilchattan Primary are on the hunt for a new Head Teacher. A social media campaign is now underway titled "Hebridean Headteacher Wanted." The story has also been featured in the national media,

For more information please visit the facebook page and follow the link bellow for the job advert.…/argyll-bute-council/jobs…

Scalasaig housing development site