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

Old Baptist Manse Announcement

CCDC are pleased to be able to provide short term accommodation to a local family who need to bridge the gap between two tenancies. One of CCDC's main aims is to provide or assist in the provision of housing and we are delighted that bringing this asset into community ownership has allowed us to fulfill this aim. 

In allocating residential use of the Old Manse, Colonsay Community Development Company adopts the policy of giving priority to those in need as a result of the housing shortage on the island; individuals who have made a commitment to making Colonsay their home.  Consideration is given to the resources available to that family or individual, the urgency of their need, and assesses all details on a case by case basis.  

CCDC intends to use this community asset later in the year in support of TSL Contractors Ltd throughout the Scalasaig affordable housing development, and to use the time concurrently to consult the community again with longer-term plans in mind. It is intended that work at the Old Manse itself will be undertaken by TSL during their time there, and this will enhance future possibilities for its use.