- 1 How do I get to Colonsay Scotland?
- 2 Where is colonsay?
- 3 Do you need a car on Colonsay?
- 4 Is Colonsay inhabited?
- 5 How long does the ferry take from Oban to Colonsay?
- 6 Who owns the Isle of Colonsay?
- 7 Can you fly to Colonsay?
- 8 Can you take a campervan to Colonsay?
- 9 Is Colonsay open to visitors?
- 10 What is the population of Colonsay?
- 11 Where is the Isle of Tiree?
How do I get to Colonsay Scotland?
You can get to Colonsay via the CalMac ferry everyday, and also by air, with flights operating from from Oban via Hebridean Airways. The ferry terminal is at Scalasaig and right by the pier, the old waiting room now serves as a gallery and visitor centre and is usually open when the ferry docks.
Where is colonsay?
The island of Colonsay lies in the Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. Fifteen miles to the north lies the island of Mull; the eastern and southern horizons are bounded by the islands of Jura and Islay; and to the south west, just visible from a high point on a clear day, is the coast of Donegal in Ireland.
Do you need a car on Colonsay?
You can just ramble all over Colonsay – you definitely don’t need a car.
Is Colonsay inhabited?
Colonsay is inhabited by around 135 people. Oronsay to the south is separated from Colonsay by The Strand which can be walked across when the tide is out, is inhabited as well by the RSPB wardens and a few other people.
How long does the ferry take from Oban to Colonsay?
The CalMac ferry from Oban to Colonsay takes 2 hours 20 minutes. You can also sail from Islay, which takes 70 minutes and can be reached from Kennacraig.
Who owns the Isle of Colonsay?
Colonsay Estate has been in the ownership of the Strathcona family for over 100 years. The current owner is Alex Strathcona, 5th Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal, who lives on Colonsay with his wife, Jane, and family.
Can you fly to Colonsay?
Hebridean Air Services offer regular scheduled flights to the Isles. They fly to Coll and Tiree on Wednesdays, and Islay and Colonsay on Thursdays. During Winter we flight to Coll and Colonsay on Saturdays and Sundays. You can book a same day return and enjoy a great day out exploring any of these tranquil islands.
Can you take a campervan to Colonsay?
Campervans and Motorhomes Although wild camping is welcome, Colonsay Community Council does not permit campervans on Colonsay unless you have booked accommodation in advance. The roads are small and single track and, as above, there is no overnight parking permitted anywhere on public or private land.
Is Colonsay open to visitors?
Visitor Guidelines & ongoing precautions against COVID-19 “Welcome to Colonsay. We hope you have a restful holiday here after the stresses of the last year. Our welcome, though warm, will need to be socially distanced as we all comply with Scotland’s COVID-19 rules and guidelines.
What is the population of Colonsay?
Colonsay (Scottish Gaelic: Colbhasa) is a small island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, located north of Islay and south of Mull. Measuring 10 miles long by 2 miles wide, Colonsay has a population of around 120 people.
Where is the Isle of Tiree?
Tiree (Scottish Gaelic: Tiriodh, pronounced [ˈtʲʰiɾʲəɣ]) is the most westerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. The low-lying island, southwest of Coll, has an area of 7,834 hectares (301⁄4 square miles) and a population of around 650.