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.

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.