Gin and beer flow from the separate plants at the Wild Island Distillery and Colonsay Brewery.


Our 250 litre still produces test gins featuring local flora as part of the botanical mix. These products, The Distiller’s Cut, are available from the distillery shop and limited mainland outlets. From the start of 2019 Wild Island Botanic Gin – High Croft – a succulent and beguiling spirit made using a mix of botanicals including some gathered on Highfield Croft on the west side of the island is being distilled on the island and distributed throughout the UK and further afield.


Our three core beers, Colonsay IPA, Hangman’s Rock and Pigs Paradise, are brewed here and enjoyed on draught and in bottles in the award winning island hotel, bottles in The Pantry and across the UK.


The business has been at the heart of the island community since 2007 and is proud of the support it offers on an ongoing basis to all the major events on the island.

Find out about, the beer, the gin, the brewery itself, our awards and more on our website.

Scottish Land Fund Award

Colonsay Community Development Company (CCDC) is excited to be able to announce that they have been awarded £395,000 by the Scottish Land Fund towards the cost of land purchase in Scalasaig. This is for the development of much needed new community-led housing and business space. A substantial award from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) also helped towards the total sum required.
We owe a lot of thanks to The Highlands Small Community Housing Trust, HIE and MOWI for their help and support in getting us to this point. We would also like to acknowledge Colonsay Estate's commitment to our project.
Please go to the Colonsay Community Development Company page for further details:
Kilchattan Primary Search for New Head Teacher

The 7 pupils of Kilchattan Primary are on the hunt for a new Head Teacher. A social media campaign is now underway titled "Hebridean Headteacher Wanted." The story has also been featured in the national media,

For more information please visit the facebook page and follow the link bellow for the job advert.…/argyll-bute-council/jobs…

Scalasaig housing development site