Welcome to ‘The Corncrake’ – The Isle of Colonsay’s monthly online newsletter. The Corncrake is published to keep all our friends in touch with life on our special island. Contributions are invited and welcomed. This site is also the place to come to find out about upcoming events and festivals.
Colonsay’s Spring Festival, which centres on the creative arts and nature, was held in the...
Published On: May 2, 2017
Colonsay Book Festival 2017
As the doors closed on the 6th Annual Colonsay Book Festival on the last Sunday...
Published On: Apr 1, 2016
Land Reform Meeting
COMMUNITY TO GAIN NEW LAND POWERS. More than 40 island residents gathered in the Village...
What our readers say…
I would have been reading the Corncrake even without my inclusion, as I find it so interesting. It’s incredible that with so few people on your island so much information and enthusiasm regarding all the varied events you have there is generated, by their hard work and care about your community. I hope the Corncrake continues for many years to come!
Not a contribution – just a big THANK YOU for another bumper issue of the Corncrake, which we enjoyed reading, as always. As annual visitors it is so lovely to get regular news of what is happening on Colonsay through the year, and to see that life continues to be as vibrant the whole year round – all credit to the islanders for their energy, enthusiasm and creativity. Looking forward to our next visit in September (for another exciting event, Ceol Colbhasa)
Alison Du Cane
I thought the June edition of ‘Corncrake’ was an excellent read with a good balance of articles, photos and humor which should appeal to the whole spectrum of readers. I also like the new format.
Colonsay, the jewel of the Hebrides, is about 10 miles long and 2 miles wide with 135 friendly inhabitants, and little more than 2 hours from Oban by our modern and very comfortable ferry. Our outstanding natural scenery is rivaled only by the wealth and diversity of our flora and fauna, and our archaeological sites are of international importance.