A message to all our visitors around the world - week Eight

A message to all our visitors around the world - week Eight

May 13, 2020

Firstly, and most importantly, we hope you are all keeping well and staying safe. May you all continue to do so.

Here on Colonsay, eight weeks in, we’re all getting used to our new way of living, different though it is. With only three boats a week now for essential supplies, gone is the social chatty hub of the pier at ferry-time. And with both the Hotel and Pantry closed except for delivery and takeout nights, so too are the casual cups of coffee or glasses of beer of an evening.

The fabulous weather continues to lift our spirits, do follow us on Instagram (visitcolonsay) to get some flavour of our beautiful island this springtime. The following ‘nature notes’ from the past few weeks are a tempting taster.

A fantastic spring this year with blue skies, glittering seas and air like champagne. The Cuckoo was not only seen but heard in the Coille Mhor on Sunday. Shelduck are at Port Mor and eider duck at the furthest point of Ardskenish, where seals are also hauled out on the rocks, taking the sun and singing to their friends. Meadow pipits displaying and wheatears everywhere on the golf course. Celandine, primroses, marsh marigold, pink purslane, violets and golden saxifrage on the bay road and profuse wild garlic and wild bluebells coming into flower at Colonsay House.

We share these things not to make you jealous… but to remind you that even though it may not feel like it, the natural cycle of life continues – and will be here on Colonsay to welcome you back whenever that may be. Let’s hope it’s not too long.

In the meantime, stay well and stay safe.