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Colonsay Estate has been in the ownership of the Strathcona family for over years. The Estate is very much a family run business, with a of family members involved in its day to day management.


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Not as exposed to the elements as say, Coll or Tiree, Colonsay's craggy, heather-backed hills support a bewildering array of plant and birdlife, wild goats and rabbits, and one of the finest quasi-tropical gardens in Scotland. You can get Colonsay Colonsay via the CalMac ferry everyday, and also by air, with flights operating from from Oban via Hebridean Airways.

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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. The 18th century Colonsay House is famous for the outstanding collection Colonsay floral species and hybrid rhododendrons, and for unusual trees and shrubs sourced from all over the world. The house is found 2 miles north of Scalasaig, inland at Kiloran. To the north of Colonsay House, where the road ends, lies the island's finest sandy beach, the breathtaking Kiloran Bay.

There's another unspoilt sandy beach backed by dunes at Balnahard, 2 miles north east along a rough track. En route, you might spot wild goats, choughs, Colonsay even a golden eagle.

The island's west coast forms a sharp escarpment, quite at odds with the gentle undulating Colonsay that characterizes the rest of the island. Due west of Colonsay House around Beinn Bhreac ftthe cliffs are at their most spectacular and in their lower reaches provide a home to hundreds of seabirds, among them kittiwakes, cormorants and guillemots in spring and early summer.

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A broad stretch of sand extend to a rocky outcrop in the distance. The beach is peaceful and deserted under hazy blue skies.

Dark rocks in the foreground give way to a large, golden, sandy beach, with a river snaking towards the distant sea. Two tiny human figures in the far.

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Colonsay, a beautifully unspoilt island, is part of the Inner Hebrides off the West coast of Scotland, and is frequently referred to as the jewel of the Hebrides.


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The picturesque and historic Island of Colonsay — and its smaller island neighbour Oronsay — is spectacularly located on the west coast of Scotland in the Atlantic Ocean, some 20 miles from the mainland.