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

Scalasaig Land Purchase Milestone Reached

Colonsay Community Development Company (CCDC) is delighted to announce that the purchase of two sites in Scalasaig from Colonsay Estate is complete and CCDC now own the land to provide new housing and business space.
This has been many years in the making and many people from our community have contributed both time and effort to work to secure the land that we have so desperately needed for so long. It is fantastic to be able to have got to this point and we would like to thank all that have been involved. 
 
The land is to provide affordable housing and business space, we are planning to build 1 x 3 bedroom and 3 x 2 bedroom for affordable rent, 1 x 2 bedroom and 1 x 3 bedroom Low Cost Ownership, as well as offering 3 serviced, low-cost plots for self-build opportunities. There will also be 2 x business units, possibly one for workshop and one for shared studio space.
 
We are asking that you complete an Expression of Interest form if you would like to register your interest in any of the housing or business units options or both. Click on the link https://ccdc.wufoo.com/forms/z16w4zqv1aw9kxn/ to complete an online form.
 
Please go to the Colonsay Community Development Company page for further details: https://colonsay.org.uk/our-community/community-development-company
 
 
Scalasaig housing development site