Festival of Spring

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The Festival was a huge success, thanks to the support of the sponsors including Hebridean Air Services, Colonsay Estate and CalMac, and the services of all our experts, artists and guides, and in particular sue to the sterling efforts of Sarah Hobhouse. The text of a proper appreciation of the splendid three week long programme of events has gone missing in the ether, so it is hoped that a few photographs in this issue will speak for themselves. ...

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MacPhee Bagging

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On Monday 4th, there was a great turnout for a tour of all of Colonsay’s 300ft peaks (the MacPhees), a 20 mile sponsored circuit in aid of Educational Travel for students at the primary school.  The pupils themselves were out in force – and did extremely well, completing all three of the initial peaks.  Rosie was the first to reach the summit of Carnan Eoin, possibly because she followed the path whilst Felix decided it would be more exciting and ...

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Colonsay Festival of Spring

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What a triumph! It is still in full flow and perhaps we could ask for a report afterwards? Events to date have been heavily subscribed, comments and feedback are wonderful.  Casual observation saw a queue of cars from Kiloran farmhouse to the Old Hall, suggesting that William Joll had a good turnout for bread-making;  on the night of May 4th, so many people turned up for the talk by Tannis on McNeill history that the room was completely filled and ...

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Colonsay Book Festival

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Your correspondent attended this year’s festival – no longer being precluded by actually being employed elsewhere – and enjoyed it immensely, has already booked for next year! Details of 2016 events will be found at http://www.colonsaybookfestival.org.uk/festival/ 
Unfortunately there is no time to do justice to the event in this mini-edition of The Corncrake, and I do apologise.  Basically the format consisted of one-hour slots in which each author gave a presentation (riveting in every case) followed ...

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Hazel Rose

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Hazel is one of 3 finalist for “Graduates In The Spotlight” competition! This is through Nude Jewellery which is a gallery in Mayfair London. If she wins she gets the opportunity to show her jewellery in the gallery and get lots of publicity. Winning relies upon getting the most votes so if anyone would like to do this follow this link or go to the Nude Jewellery website and go onto the blog.  It requires logging in first using either ...

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Springtime in Colonsay

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Luckily enough, Colonsay is not relying on public agencies and can be proud of the almost incredible programme of events provided through the energy and enterprise of local people.

At Easter there will be a magnificent ceilidh on the Saturday night, hosted and arranged by Liam McNeill as part of his work as a music student of Benbecula College, University of the Highlands; on Easter Sunday itself, everyone is invited to the 11.30 Family Service at the Baptist Church; this is ...

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Arts & Crafts Exhibition 2016

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An exhibition of handicrafts will be mounted in the Parish Church to run from mid-March until the end of SpringFest 2016; all items will have been donated by their creators and will be offered for sale in aid of the Fabric Fund. Everything will have a fixed price, anything sold will be available for delivery after the exhibition has ended and any item not sold will be returned to the artist or craftsperson in question.
It is hoped that gifted ...

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SS Arandora Star

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The 75th anniversary of the tragic loss of the Arandora Star arises on 2nd July 2015, an event in which over 800 individuals perished.  The people of Colonsay were profoundly touched, since a number of the bodies were recovered locally.  The sinking was never forgotten locally and the thoughtful compassion of the Colbhasachs of that time was recently marked by the townspeople of Borgo Val di Taro when they granted honorary citizenship to the entire population of Colonsay.

Military historian Alan ...

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Colonsay Festival of Spring

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http://www.colonsay.org.uk/Events/Festival-of-Spring
The festival is organised by the Colonsay Tourism Marketing Group, and kindly supported by CalMac Ferries, Hebridean Air, and our amazing experts, contributors, and walk and workshop leaders who all give of their time for nothing.  These include a number of individual islanders who run events & conduct walks & talks year after year. There are also many businesses on the island that provide accommodation, venues, ingredients, coffee mornings and transport at a reduced or ...

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MacPhee Bagging

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Please make a note to participate or sponsor someone… the idea is to climb all of the MacPhees (hills in excess of 300 ft), starting and finishing at a point below HWS.  Get someone to sponsor you for (say) £1 a hill, and do just as many as you have the inclination for (Ho! Ho!).  There are 22 hills and the total distance is about 20 miles, but it is not a race and to tackle even a few might ...

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Festival of Spring 2015

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Festival of Spring
April 27th to May 17th 2015
For the fifth successive year the island will open its shores to welcome in the lighter & brighter days of the year with its three week Festival of Spring.
There will be the usual eclectic mix of nature, art, foraging, craft, heritage and baking events, with rspb guided walks, textile workshops, bread making, island history lectures & local music, to name but a few.
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Line-Up Revealed For Colonsay Book Festival 2015

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Organisers of the Colonsay Book Festival today announced the line-up of authors for the fourth annual Hebridean literary celebration, for 25 and 26 April 2015.  This year’s programme stars celebrated Scottish crime writer and screenwriter Lin Anderson, roofer-turned-poet William Letford, cookery writer Mary Contini, novelist Sara Maitland, nature writer and poet Jim Crumley and award-winning author James Buchan, grandson of The 39 Steps writer John Buchan.
In addition, acclaimed composer and musician Mike Vass will provide entertainment of a musical ...

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The Christmas Tree

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There was a party for young and old in the Village Hall on Tuesday 23rd, with plenty of games and sumptuous refreshments.  The youngsters at Kilchattan were augmented by their elder fellow students from the mainland and when Santa quite suddenly appeared it turned out that everyone had been good.  It was a splendid event and everyone was most grateful to those who did the work, not least the elves from Colonsay Fire Brigade who had erected the tree and ...

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