Publications about Colonsay

The island bookshop at Scalasaig carries a large selection of books, specialising in titles with a Scottish and Hebridean flavour. We also have an antiquarian section for rarer sources. It is more than just a bookshop, also selling craft items, woolen items, cards and small gifts. The Bookshop is open in summer, Monday - Saturday 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. It can be accessed at other times by contacting Kevin and Christa Byrne at Homefield tel. 01951 200320 to discuss any special or unusual books.

It is also home to a well-respected publishing company, House of Lochar. The list of over eighty titles includes many classic works, most of which have a special resonance in the West of Scotland.  For online purchases of Colonsay titles or for details of the entire catalogue, please visit the House of Lochar website.

Otherwise, for more information on any title or for a price inclusive of carriage overseas please Email byrne@colonsay.org.uk

Write to: Colonsay Bookshop, Isle of Colonsay, Argyll, PA61 7YZ

Telephone: 01951 200320 

www.houseoflochar.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.