Archive for 2018

July Live News

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This is the live edition of the Corncrake for July 2018.

News and events are added to this edition as they are advertised or occur, or at least come to the attention of the Corncrake, and are updated as events unfold or new information is received.

The “Live News” will form the basis for the “Front Page” of the Corncrake published at the end of the month.

Please email the Corncrake Editor with news of news, wise corrections or helpful additions: thecorncrakeeditor@btinternet.com

Ceilidh Season

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June Live News

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This is the live edition of the Corncrake for June 2018.

News and events are added to this edition as they are advertised or occur, or at least come to the attention of the Corncrake, and are updated as events unfold or new information is received.

The “Live News” will form the basis for the “Front Page” of the Corncrake published at the end of the month.

Please email the Corncrake Editor with news of news, wise corrections or helpful additions: thecorncrakeeditor@btinternet.com

Colonsay Community ...

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May Live News

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This is the live edition of the Corncrake for May 2018.

News and events are added to this edition as they are advertised or occur, or at least come to the attention of the Corncrake, and are updated as events unfold or new information is received.

The “Live News” will form the basis for the “Front Page” of the Corncrake published at the end of the month.

Please email the Corncrake Editor with news of news, wise corrections or helpful additions: thecorncrakeeditor@btinternet.com

 

Spring 

Although late ...

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April Live News

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This is the live edition of the Corncrake for April 2018.

News and events are added to this edition as they are advertised or occur, or at least come to the attention of the Corncrake, and are updated as events unfold or new information is received.

The “Live News” will form the basis for the “Front Page” of the Corncrake published at the end of the month.

Please email the Corncrake Editor with news of news, wise corrections or helpful additions: thecorncrakeeditor@btinternet.com

 

The new season ...

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The Front Page March 2018

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Easter came early this year, or so it seemed, with the island barely ready to shrug off its winter coat.  Welcomes were warm though, with a sudden surge of visitors and the opening of the Colonsay Hotel signalling a clear start to the season. There have been many preparations for new season across the island, as well as the continuous annual cycle on the island’s farms.

Many enjoy the rhythm and pace of life on Colonsay, and come here for all that ...

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The Front Page – January & February 2018

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The early days of the year see Colonsay quiet, with essential work on the farms, the comings and goings of the ferry, and the occasional hardy beach comber the only visible signs of life. There can be no relief from serving the needs of the island’s cattle and sheep, but for all else, superficially at least, this is a time when everything seems quiet. Those that can fly south do, if not for the winter, then at least for a ...

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The Front Page – December 2017

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On the Front Page this month:

  • Colonsay prepares for Christmas,
  • a briefing of island news, and
  • the end of the beginning for the Keeping Colonsay Clean project.

As with many small, isolated communities, Christmas is a time of local tradition mixed with the challenging practicalities of having a major family event in the middle of winter. At this time of year, ferries are prone to disruption and deliveries, from Christmas Cards to Christmas Cake, are liable to be erratic, late or not happen at ...

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The Front Page – November 2017

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On the Front Page this month:

  • Colonsay takes a breath as the season ends,
  • a briefing of island news, and
  • New Local Development Officers are appointed.

After the Autumn Festival, Halloween marks a discernable shift in the pace of life on Colonsay. The hectic days of summer, festivals and an island packed with visitors now gone, the community refreshes itself with events to share with each other and a few hardier visitors who find the same pleasure in Colonsay’s quieter side. Attention also turns ...

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The Front Page – October 2017

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On the Front Page this month:

  • The Autumn Food & Drink Festival
  • a briefing of island news, and
  • a farewell to another island stalwart

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

October and there can be no doubting that autumn is well and truly here, and with increasing risk of stormy weather winter is not far off.  On Colonsay the short days and cooler air are not a call to shut up shop, at least not yet. The Autumn Food & Drink Festival brings a suitably indulgent ...

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The Front Page – September 2017

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On the Front Page this month:

  • The 10th Ceol Cholasa
  • a briefing of island news, and
  • another entry filled Colonsay Show

Late Summer Sunshine 

The celidh season has passed and the weather has the air of impending autumn. The island though still has two treats in store, even before the October Festival brings an indulgent end to the season. September brings two richly contrasting pleasures to the island: the annual Colonsay Show and Ceol Cholasa, the island’s music festival. September is too one of the ...

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