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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