Keir and Grace welcome you to Colonsay General Store. we have had the pleasure of running the island's only grocery store since April 2012, Keir having worked at the shop for many seasons previously.

The shop has it's own website which can be found at and you can follow us on twitter @colonsayshop

On the site you can place an order for deliverly to your accommodation. Imagine arriving to a cottage full of delicious, fresh produce from the local shop. An online ordering service is in the works but in the meantime a list of stock is provided from which you can build your order. Then it's simply a case of giving us a ring or sending us an e-mail with your requirments.


The shop will be operating the following hours during Summer 2018:

Monday - Saturday*
9.00am - 5.30pm

11.30am - 12.30pm

*Late opening on Saturday and Sunday opening at peak times only. Follow us on twitter @colonsayshop for details.


Colonsay General Store
Isle of Colonsay
PA61 7YW

Tel: 01951 200265

Colonsay Moorings Development

A Marine License Application for the 10 moorings due to go into Queen’s Bay was submitted to the Crown Estate in March. CCDC also submitted an application to Marine Scotland in late April. Both these applications have had a considerable amount of input from MOWI who are one of our key match-funders for this development. We hope to hear if our applications are successful in the next six to eight weeks. MOWI would like to see the moorings installed as soon as possible, but as you would expect, COVID-19 has impacted many of the administrative and physical processes required to see the 2 tonne anchor blocks put in place. Similarly, the Path Development has been delayed due to an inability to source materials. Our funder, Paths for All, are understanding of the situation and are willing to work with us on this. Colonsay Estate has agreed in principle to the path up to the church and we are working through the details with them.  
In the meantime, CCDC have been corresponding with other marine establishments, and are working on a management plan which incorporates an online booking system for the moorings.  
If anyone has any thoughts or questions about the moorings. Please contact Roz Jewell: