Colonsay’s annual Food & Drink Festival

Next festival is on 9th to 23rd October 2019.

Colonsay Gin Tasting at the Colonsay Festival of Food and Drink
Offering cooking classes from renowned experts; whisky, gin and wine tasting; foraging for a delicious lunch; bottling and preserving; bread baking and talks from local food and drink producers. The programme had something for everyone including talks, guided walks, and children’s baking and craft workshops.
2018 was another delicious year for our food & drink festival and to get a taste for events on offer, see the full two week 2018 programme at

Colonsay Moorings Development

A Marine License Application for the 10 moorings due to go into Queen’s Bay was submitted to the Crown Estate in March. CCDC also submitted an application to Marine Scotland in late April. Both these applications have had a considerable amount of input from MOWI who are one of our key match-funders for this development. We hope to hear if our applications are successful in the next six to eight weeks. MOWI would like to see the moorings installed as soon as possible, but as you would expect, COVID-19 has impacted many of the administrative and physical processes required to see the 2 tonne anchor blocks put in place. Similarly, the Path Development has been delayed due to an inability to source materials. Our funder, Paths for All, are understanding of the situation and are willing to work with us on this. Colonsay Estate has agreed in principle to the path up to the church and we are working through the details with them.  
In the meantime, CCDC have been corresponding with other marine establishments, and are working on a management plan which incorporates an online booking system for the moorings.  
If anyone has any thoughts or questions about the moorings. Please contact Roz Jewell: