Chocolate Eggs in Church by Alistair Scouller

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Easter is not really for the children …

So runs the second verse of a poem by Steve Turner, comparing the two great Christian festivals of Christmas and Easter. And this year, in the parish church at Scalasaig, Colonsay appeared to have got the message. Not a wean in sight! Which was a pity, because the visiting minister, Rev. Mitchell Bunting, known to his friends as ‘Bungie’, had turned up early and secreted chocolate eggs around the ...

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Colonsay at Night

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I think most peoples perception of the undoubted beauty of Colonsay is limited to daylight , but, as a semi-nocturnal person by way of profession, I have always enjoyed being outdoors during the hours of darkness.

I always soaked up the tranquility of a Colonsay night, with very little in the way of manmade disturbance, and through this I became interested in Astronomy. I don’t think any Mainlander can be anything other than gobsmacked at the ...

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First Person

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Each month the Corncrake invites someone with Colonsay connections to give us an insight into who they are and why they’re here.
This month it’s community nurse Michelle Cameron

How long have you lived on Colonsay?

I have been on Colonsay for 9 months

What brought you here in the first place?

An exciting job opportunity brought me to Colonsay

Why have you stayed here?

I’ve not had time to go yet!

Colonsay is regarded by many of its residents and visitors as a very special place. ...

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FIRST PERSON

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Each month the Corncrake is going to invite someone with Colonsay connections to give us an insight into who they are and why they’re here.
First up, after a bit of persuasion, is Angela Skrimshire.
Most of my life before Colonsay was spent in the south of England.  I’ve lived here only in retirement, and never had to make a living on the island.  As the late Findlay MacFadyen once wisely told me (though not in these exact words) , ...

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