Local Information

DOCTOR
We have a doctor and a district nurse on the island. The surgery hours are 9 to 10am and 5 to 6pm 4 days a week (Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri). However the doctor is on call 24 hours seven days a week for anything urgent. In the event of a medical emergency, an air ambulance will lift the patient to the appropriate hospital in Glasgow - the service is incredibly quick and efficient. Tel 01951 200328.

CALMAC
There is a daily ferry service to and from Colonsay from April to October.
Calmac bookings can be made on tel 01631 566688.
The Colonsay pier can be reached on tel 01951 200308.

AIR SERVICE
www.hebrideanair.co.uk
There is a flight on Tuesdays and Thursdays, morning and afternoon to and from Oban. There is also a flight from Colonsay to Islay on Tuesday and Thursday mornings to connect with the Flybe 0940 flight to Glasgow. Hebridean Air also have a weekend flight to and from Colonsay on Friday and Sunday afternoons during the winter. Tel 0845 8057465

INTERNET
There is free wifi access available at The Colonsay hotel.

CHURCH SERVICES
There are two churches on the island, the Parish church at Scalasaig and the Baptist church next to the school. Both extend a warm welcome to visitors to join in their services. The services are conducted by a visiting minister and are held most Sundays.

TIDE TIMETABLES
Times of low and high water are available at the hotel on the noticeboard.

special offers

Low occupancy discount of up to 30% (not July or August).

special offers

Low occupancy discount of up to 30% (not July or August). 15% off all bookings from Easter to 30th June.

special offers

Low occupancy discount of up to 30% (not July or August).

special offers

Low occupancy discount of up to 30% (not July or August).

special offers

Low occupancy discount of up to 30% (not July or August).

featured property

Baleromindubh Farmhouse

Victorian farmhouse situated at the end of a mile-long rough track on the Eastern side of the Island. The only house with 180 degree sea views across to Jura. A very comfortable house for 2/3 families.

featured property

Balerominmhor

In a spectacular position at the end of a mile-long rough track. This house has commanding sea views towards the isles of Islay and Jura.

featured property

Scalasaig Farmhouse

Traditional farmhouse recently renovated with oil fired central heating. Close to the hotel, down a short track - the shop and harbour are just a 10 min walk away. South facing, in an open sunny position, with extensive countryside views.

featured property

Tobaroran

The house is situated close to the harbour with wonderful views toward Jura and Islay and has a large garden enclosed by a low drystone wall. It has Wifi. AVAILABLE FOR SHORT BREAKS.

featured property

Harbour

Delightful white painted stone cottage located at the Colonsay harbour with sea views from the upstairs bedrooms. Free WIFI.

latest news

October Food and Drink Festival 2017

The Autumn FOOD and DRINK Festival will run from 14th October for 2 weeks. We have celebrity experts demonstrating, presenting and tasting including Mary Contini (cookery writer and TV presenter), Charles McLean (renowned whisky expert) and Geraldine Coates to teach you all about gin! From tastings to baking, preserving, foraging and cooking sessions. Plenty also for children; baking, jam making, craft sessions, treasure hunt and outdoor activity trails.

latest news

FESTIVAL OF SPRING 2018

Following the huge success of our Festival of Spring, we are delighted to announce that Colonsay is hosting its 8th Festival of Spring from 30th April to 20th May 2018. See the 2017 programme "www.colonsayevents.co.uk"

latest news

Colonsay Book Festival 2018

Now in its 6th year, the Colonsay Book Festival will be held on the weekend of 28th and 29th April 2018. It is the smallest and most remote literary festival in the UK but it attracts authors with huge reputations.