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About the Island


The small and friendly island of Colonsay – and neighbouring Oronsay – boasts an impressive history and heritage, fabulous flora and fauna and a wealth of walking and other outdoor things to do.

Things to do

Whether you want to be active or simply enjoy a chance to relax for a while in a peaceful location, Colonsay offers something for every visitor.

Eating & Drinking

You can choose to eat out or comfortably self-cater on an island that loves to show off its local produce.

Shopping & Services

For a small island, Colonsay offers a wide range of shopping outlets, as well as essential services.

Walking on Colonsay

Whether you are a family with young children or a seasoned hill walker, there are plenty of places to explore on foot on Colonsay and Oronsay.


The 18 hole golf course at Machrins on the west coast of the island is reputedly over 200 years old


The island enjoys a celebration or two and invites visitors to join in with one of many popular festivals held throughout the year.

Flora & Fauna

The huge variety of wildlife, plants and trees on Colonsay and Oronsay will amaze and intrigue you.

History & Heritage

There is so much to see and discover about the impressive history and heritage of Colonsay and Oronsay.

Island Gallery

A collection of Island images