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 2021: MacPhee Bagging in four easy sections, described in detail!
COME AND STAY IN OUR 4 STAR SELF-CATERING COTTAGES
We offer you a choice of two 4-star properties, properly furnished and equipped for a comfortable holiday, with magnificent views :
www.colonsay.eu or www.colonsay.online
WE CLAIM TO BE THE ONLY LITTER-FREE ISLAND - COME AND HELP US KEEP THE COASTLINE CLEAN
Come to Colonsay, enjoy our four-star holiday cottages
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.
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
SITE MAP and LINKS
WE ALSO HOST OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION - ESPECIALLY:
WHERE TO STAY IN COLONSAY - 3 star and 4 star properties of varying sizes in outstanding locations, officially graded by VisitScotland
COLONSAY BOOKSHOP - recognised as one of Scotland's Best Small Bookshops, with a very wide range of stock (page updating)
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
NEW HOUSES, BAILE IOCHDRACH
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.
THE HILCROFT HOTEL
A very comfortable hotel at Whitburn (near Bathgate), which is convenient to Edinburgh Airport and to both Glasgow and Edinburgh cities. If you find parking in Edinburgh to be a problem, you could consider staying at The Hilcroft Hotel and commuting by fast, frequent trains into the heart if the city. Waverley Station is convenient to Princes Street for shopping, and to the Scottish Record Office if you are carrying out research.
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
Colonsay Tourism Marketing Group has a full list of accommodation - see VisitColonsay
The Community Site and The Corncrake magazine Colonsay History local-history magazine Colonsay Beekeeping and Colonsay Self-catering
Colonsay Guide Services - Colonsay Lodges - Colonsay Pantry- Colonsay Shop - Wild Island Gin
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 concentrate upon aspects of the island's history, with a particular emphasis upon emigration and genealogy. Your privacy in using this site is important to us - please see details here.
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This link leads to our Vacations Site, including tariffs etc. www.colonsay.eu
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