Welcome to Colonsay,
our island home in the
Inner Hebrides

Welcome to our island community website, run by the Colonsay Community Development Co – here you can find all the info you need to book a holiday, learn about life on the island, keep track of progress on our many projects, find Colonsay based artisan producers and stay up to date with all the latest happenings in our CORNCRAKE newsletter.

Our Projects

Colonsay Community Development Company was set up in 2001 to work on and facilitate projects and schemes, which help to improve the life of island residents, economic benefits. Here is what we are focusing on right now...

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Affordable Homes

More than 40% of the housing stock on Colonsay is second home or self-catering holiday accommodation , young people and families on average incomes are priced out of the local property market. We are at breaking point, and we have to make a change.

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Colonsay Community Development Company has 5 crofts, 2 woodland crofts at Uragaig and 3 near Port Mor, at Lower Kilchattan.

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Community Owned House

The Baptist Manse was bought in January 2021 by Colonsay Community Development Company, with the support of the Scottish Land Fund and the Colonsay & Oransay Community Fund.

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Business Units

This is an ambitious development for our small island and although apparently moderate in scale, it will be transformational for our community as it will combat the serious issue of population and economic decline on the island.

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This is for a tent-only site on a community-owned croft, discrete and off-grid, catering for those wishing to bring a car whilst still enjoying something of the wild camping experience.

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Yacht Moorings

Colonsay Community Development Company is delighted to be welcoming yachts to 6 new moorings at Queen’s Bay this spring

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Getting Here:

Part of the adventure of a Colonsay holiday is the excitement of getting there!

Wherever you start from, your journey will include views of the outstandingly beautiful Argyll countryside and changing seascapes.​​

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What is it about Colonsay that draws people back to it, again & again?

Is it the miles of pale sandy beaches and sparkling clear waters, the rugged cliffs or the rolling machair? The still, shimmering lochs, the stunning sunsets, the flora and fauna or the unpredictable weather? Is it the remoteness, the two hour ferry crossing, its community or just the unspoilt beauty?

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Latest from the Corncrake

Keep up to date with the latest happenings with the CCDC here on Colonsay, we regularily post here with updates to our ongoing projects & important announcements!

CCDC would like to thank everyone who has supplied information and photographs to this website project. The contribution of your time and pictures is very much appreciated.

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