Colonsay Village Hall is the venue for most community events on the Island including Ceòl Cholasa the annual Folk Festival, the annual Book Festival, weddings and private parties. Run by a volunteer committee on behalf of the Trustees and the Community, it’s available for hire by locals and visitors alike.
The main Hall is approximately 13m x 7.5m and capable of hosting events of up to 150 people. There is a fully-equipped professional kitchen (with all equipment, crockery, glassware etc). There is also a PA and sound system.
The Village Hall is enhanced by the Community Garden, created from scratch and maintained by local volunteers. People are invited to spend time in it and enjoy the sights and scents At the bottom of the garden is the Community Play Park, with wooden swings, climbing frame and seasaw
The church of Scotland in Scalasaig holds services every Sunday. The parish is served by visiting ministers for united worship and persons of all denominations are very welcome to attend.
A “MacPhie” is defined as an eminence in excess of 300ft in height, and is Colonsay’s equivalent to a Munro, only smaller. The aim is to climb all the peaks on Colonsay and Oransay that exceed 300ft (91.46m), in the course of one connected walk. The journey has to start and finish with any point below High Water mark, and the “MacPhies” can be tackled in any order. There are 22 peaks in the Official List, and the distance is about 20 miles.
Each MacPhie is listed below but a handy pdf with a map of each one is available for download.