ALL COLONSAY INFORMATION

DEDICATED TO THE PROVISION AND EXCHANGE OF HISTORICAL AND STATISTICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE INNER HEBRIDEAN ISLAND OF COLONSAY WITH AN EMPHASIS UPON THE GENEALOGY AND FAMILY HISTORY OF ITS INHABITANTS


NEW FOR 2016: FERN APPRECIATION WALKS


 

This site hosts COLONSAY KINDRED which is an occasional newsletter dedicated to Colonsay Family History

No. 1 October 2014 No. 2 December 2014 No. 3 February 2015 No.4 April 2015

We also have a purely local-history newsletter hosted at http://www.colonsayhistory.info

All sorts of other information can be accessed further down this page, B.D.M., 1841 - 1901 census, Graveyard inscriptions etc.


We have to make a living, so you will find some details of our self-catering accommodation on this site, but here is another one which is dedicated to that purpose:

www.colonsay.eu

All prices and vacancies for 2016 are shown on that site and kept fully updated

2016 Vacancy chart

Cill a' Rubha (4 stars) October 14 - 21

also Longfield (4 stars) October 5 - 14

and Phoebe (3 stars) September 28 - 30; October 29 - November 4 , see chart


Sculpture at Traigh an Tobar Fhuair

FIND OUT ABOUT COLONSAY'S FESTIVAL OF SPRING 2017


Report on Balnahard Archaeological Survey 2012

COLONSAY BAPTISMS 1881 - 1911

MINUTES OF COLONSAY SESSION COURT (Revd. Carmichael 1891 - 1915)

COLONSAY FAMILY HISTORY - all the basic resources together with the opportunity to contact other researchers

COLONSAY NATURAL HISTORY - starting with geology, flora and fauna but with plenty of scope to grow

COLONSAY HUMAN HISTORY - Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Early Christian, Viking, Mediaeval, Scottish Renaissance, The Clearances, Modern Times

We have more than 30 years experience of family and social history research in Colonsay and Oronsay and as full participants in the "ANCESTRAL WELCOME" scheme are registered with VisitScotland

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WE ALSO HOST OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION - ESPECIALLY:

VISITING COLONSAY - a few hints to ease your way

WHERE TO STAY IN COLONSAY - 3 star and 4 star properties of varying sizes in outstanding locations, officially graded by VisitScotland

SABBATICAL VISITS TO COLONSAY - some outstanding offers for a slightly longer stay (from as little as £535 per month!)

GUIDING SERVICES IN COLONSAY - minibus tours with commentary, also guided walks which can be tailored to your special interest

COLONSAY BOOKSHOP - recognised as one of Scotland's Best Small Bookshops, with a very wide range of stock

HOUSE OF LOCHAR - Colonsay's very own publishing company, with an amazing list of authors and titles

CHURCH SERVICES - Joint services are held almost every Sunday and all are welcome, including children

COLONSAY MISCELLANY - Occasional news or facts, interesting things about Colonsay

COLONSAY EPHEMERA - Ongoing project to record little-known sites of interest

PROPERTY PRICES IN COLONSAY - a table of recent transactions as published

COLONSAY BROADBAND

NEW HOUSES, BAILE IOCHDRACH

Read reviews of Isle of Colonsay

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ON YOUR WAY TO AND FROM COLONSAY YOU MIGHT VISIT:

THE CRIANLARICH HOTEL - 3 Star accommodation with an excellent reputation (see TripAdvisor).

This is a particularly useful breakfast-place for visitors travelling from London by sleeper, also ideal accommodation for motorists being barely an hour from Oban or Glasgow yet in the very heart of the Highlands. Make sure to mention Colonsay because it is owned by the Byrne family, resident in Colonsay since 1978, and you will be sure of an even warmer welcome.

GLEN BRUAR B & B, CRIANLARICH

Under the same ownership and management as Best Western Crianlarich Hotel (above), this is a very attractive house in the Arts & Crafts style offering accommodation for couples and families in a less formal setting.

THE INVERARAY INN - 3 Star accommodation in one of Scotland's most historic inns, in the 18th century model town, home to the Dukes of Argyll

Some people prefer to take the road to Oban via the Rest and be Thankful (a famous pass), partly because of its beauty and partly to avoid heavy traffic and a winding road at Loch Lomond. This route brings you past Loch Fyne Oyster Bar, and gives a chance to visit Inveraray Castle (in season), also Inveraray Jail and the outstanding Woollen Shop at Inveraray. The Bell Tower, the magnificent Court House and the 18th century church are all of interest, and are only enhanced by the warm welcome and hospitality that await you at the Inn. Make sure to mention Colonsay, because this hotel is also owned by the Byrne family and offers discounts to persons travelling to or from the Isles.

HERE ARE LINKS TO OTHER LOCAL SITES - BUT PLEASE ADD THIS PAGE TO YOUR "FAVOURITES" BEFORE YOU GO!

Our own dedicated accommodation page www.colonsay.eu

The Community Site and The Corncrake magazine Colonsay History local-history magazine Colonsay Beekeeping and Colonsay Self-catering

Colonsay Brewery - Colonsay Estate - Colonsay Guide Services - Colonsay Lodges - Colonsay Pantry - Colonsay Shop

Note by Alan Davis on Colonsay persons who served and survived in the Great War: WW1

THIS ONE IS LESS LOCAL - BUT IT IS RUN BY LOCALS WHO LIVE IN HONG KONG

Island Junks, Hong Kong

This site is provided by Kevin and Christa Byrne. It is intended to supplement the main Colonsay Community Website by concentrating upon aspects of the island's history, with a particular emphasis upon emigration and genealogy. The Community Website is at www.colonsay.org.uk and it includes full details of all the accommodation options together with current news and information.

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This link leads to our Vacations Site, including tariffs etc. www.colonsay.eu

Direct link to availability charts: http://www.colonsay.eu/Housecharts16.htm

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