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Things To Do

As well as taking advantage of all that nature has to offer in the way of wonderful and rare flora and fauna, historical forts and landmarks, lochs and hills, sandy beaches and great walks, you can also add a number of other activities to your list of things to do.

Enjoy all Colonsay has to offer by visiting some of our great island businesses.

Have a meal in the Pantry or the Hotel, do your grocery shopping in the General Store, post your postcards in Keith’s Post Office. Arts & crafts can be found at the Old Waiting Room, while Seapink Gallery has an array of Colonsay wares, while the Bookshop specialised in books with a Scottish connection.

Fancy a round of Golf or maybe a Paddle Boarding lesson?
Perhaps visiting our two Gin Distilleries is on your itinerary?

The Colonsay & Oronsay Heritage Centre is packed with information and artefacts from times passed and well worth a visit, or the Colonsay House Gardens .

Not enough space to bring your own bicycle? Don’t worry; you can hire them on island!

The Pantry

The Pantry is a family café & restaurant, ideal for lunch, suppers & teas. Fully licensed and open all day and in a handy position near to the pier. Look out for their Seafood Suppers and other local produce

The Colonsay General Store

The store has an excellent range of groceries & fresh produce and can supply most things. It also has a well thought through selection of wines, local gins and other drinks

The Colonsay Post Office

Our Post office sells postcards, stamps, stationery and lots of other goodies. It also has a cash withdrawal facility.
Go and see Keith if you need to know the safe crossing times to walk Oransay.

Telephone 01951 200323

Seapink Gallery

Situated approx. 400 yards from the General Stores, going north, Seapink is a fantastic space filled with the work of Colonsay crafts people and artists. It runs exhibitions throughout the season and is a great place to get either small gifts or larger artworks

Wild Thyme Spirits Distillery & Shop

Home of multi-award winning Colonsay Gin located in Upper Kilchattan along from the Primary School where all our products are available to sample and purchase. Influenced by Celtic mythology and its island surroundings the gin is carefully hand crafted, using traditional methods, in small batches in a copper pot still.

Colonsay Bikes & Boards

Discover the beauty of Colonsay on land and on sea Mountain bikes, paddleboards and wetsuits for hire. Don’t worry if you’ve never paddle-boarded before – we can show you the ropes in a lesson

Wild Island Distillery

Just up from the pier you will find the Wild Island Distillery.
It is home to Gold Medal winning Wild Island Botanic Gin and a number of island distilled seasonal specials.

The Colonsay Golf Course

The 18 hole course is situated on indigenous machair, shortish grass growing in sandy soil typical of Scottish links courses. Green fees can be paid at the honesty box situated on the bench by the parking area at the first tee. Daily fee is £10 payable at the Honesty Box at the first tee. Annual membership of Colonsay Golf Club is £60 per adult for unlimited golfing for the season. Membership forms are available at the first tee, in the Estate Office or from the Secretary. The Club holds competitions throughout the season and all visitors are invited to play; details from the Secretary on 077717 64644. We hold a ceilidh in the summer and a Golf Open Competition during August. All are welcome to join in these events. Club merchandise, fleeces, shirts and hats are available to purchase -contact Davie Bell 01951 200017.

The Colonsay & Oransay Heritage Trust

The Colonsay & Oransay Heritage Centre in Kilchatten, is a great place to gather more information about our island’s rich history.

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