You can travel to Colonsay form Oban, by ferry, 7 days per week during the summer. Services run on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday during the winter. This route also includes travel to Port Askaig and Kennacraig on Wednesday and Saturday during the summer and Saturday only during the winter.

The ferry service can be disrupted during high winds so it is always best to check the weather forecast and CalMac status updates before embarking on your journey, particularly if you are travelling out with the summer season.

You can also fly to Colonsay from Connel or Islay on Thursday during the summer with additional weekend flights during the winter.

Caledonian MacBrayne summer and winter timetables are available at the bottom of this page along with the Oban to Colonsay summer and winter flight timetables.

For up to date information on delays and cancelations to the ferry service, please visit:

For more information on booking flights please visit:

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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: