Colonsay Festivals

Celebrate on our beautiful Hebridean island

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Welcome to our island festivals
 Annual Festival of Spring
29th April to 19th May 2019
Well, that's the 2018 festival over...and what a great time we all had.  Working hard to get  a draft programme for 2019, in response to the many request to know what  might be on when at a much earlier date!  I will keep you posted.
The 2018 Festival programme is still available to view here -    programme  - it will give you a good idea of the sort of goodies that 2019 will have.   

Join us for a fantastic and eclectic mix of nature, art, foraging, craft and heritage.
We want visitors and locals alike to enjoy this magical season and learn more about the rich natural heritage of the island. The festival is held across three whole weeks, and with such a huge variety of events on offer there really is something for everyone! Each year the individual events are varied, with old favourites being run alongside new activities.  2018 attendees willbe able to enjoy Tapestry, Dry Stone Walling, Botanical Walks, Mosaic Making, Bookbinding, Historical & Ornithological Walks, Crochet & Knitting, Foraging, Printing, Basketry, Hooking and Colonsay Wool Dyeing.
It is great way to get to know the island, and we have some fantastic tutors and walk leaders lined up, from RSPB staff to artists, textile designers & makers, seaweed & wild-food experts, plant enthusiasts, local historians & archaeologists. 

We now have a fab new website for the island, making it easier to look for accommodation and other island info.

The events for Spring Fest 2019 are already being assured that there will be the usual great selection of things going on...craft, nature and history..... so you can start booking your accomoodation now!


Colonsay also boasts other annual festivals.....

BOOK FESTIVAL 27th & 28th April '19

RUGBY FESTIVAL   28th July '18

FOLK FESTIVAL  13th - 16th Sept '18

AUTUMN FESTIVAL 10th - 24th Oct '18

Thanks go to CalMac and Marine Harvest for their continued & generous support of the festival

Thanks to everyone who has allowed us to use their photographs on this site - especially Ruari Cumming ARPS who has provided many of the fantastic land & seascape shots.