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 starts with Easter

The Colonsay Hotel is open and the Gun Club Shoot has shot its bolt.  Easter is here and Colonsay’s new season has begun.

And how to capture the serenity, beauty and power of Colonsay to move the soul after a long cold winter?  Here is a link to a video made by Emma Skeldon that catches the vibrant, natural spirit of our Hebridean isle.

Easter on Colonsay


Calmac Ferry Disruption

Calmac are operating a temporary timetable until the Clansman returns to service:

The following was received from Seumas McNeil of CalMac’s Colonsay office on Sunday 8th April.  Check CalMac’s website in case of further changes, and confirm booking and departure times before travelling.

The most significant change is to the Friday sailing which is 90mins EARLY.


Depart Oban 1640 (10 mins late) – 
Arrive Colonsay 1900
Depart Colonsay 1915(15 mins late) – Arrive Oban 2135

Depart Oban 0900 – 
 Arrive Colonsay 1120

Depart Colonsay 1130(10 mins early) –  Arrive Oban 1350

Depart Oban 1640 (10 mins late) – Arrive Colonsay 1900

Depart Colonsay 1915 (15 mins late) –  Arrive Oban 2135

Depart Oban 1500 (1 hour 30 mins early) – Arrive Colonsay 1720

Depart Colonsay 1735(1 hour 25 mins early) –  Arrive Oban 1955

Depart Oban 1640 (10 mins late) – Arrive Colonsay 1900

Depart Colonsay 1915 (15 mins late) –  Arrive Oban 2135″




Book Festival

At the end of the month, the first of Colonsay’s annual festivals, the Book Festival, is set for a weekend of literary frolicking.


Spring Festival

The Spring Festival follows hot on the heals of the Book Festival

March Live News
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