Just over 8 years ago, The Colonsay Tourism & Marketing Group came up with the idea of having a festival to celebrate the wonderful season of spring on Colonsay, and set about organising an event to bring visitors to the island to enjoy this season and to learn more about the rich natural heritage. Thus the annual Colonsay Festival of Spring was born.

2019 year will be the 9th 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 8 years - every day of the 3 weeks having a mixture of nature & craft activities, as well as guided walks and evening talks.

Each year the individual events are varied, with old favourites being run alongside new activities.

29th April - 19th May 2019

the programme will be available shortly. For a taste of previous festivals go to 

https://www.colonsayspringfest.com

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: https://colonsay.org.uk/our-community/community-development-company
 
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.

https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/…/argyll-bute-council/jobs…

 
 
Scalasaig housing development site