Annual Festival of Spring
1st - 21st May 2017
Three weeks of activities and events celebrating Spring
Join us for a fantastic and eclectic mix of nature, art, foraging, craft and heritage.
We want visitors and locals alike to enjoy this magical season and learn more about the rich natural heritage of the island. The festival is held across three whole weeks, and with such a huge variety of events on offer there really is something for everyone! Each year the individual events are varied, with old favourites being run alongside new activities. This year attendees will be able to enjoy Flax Weaving, Dry Stone Walling, Bookbinding, Fern Appreciation Walks, Historical & Ornithological Walks, Crochet & Knitting, Foraging, Printing, Basketry and Colonsay Wool Dyeing.
It is great way to get to know the island, and we have some fantastic tutors and walk leaders lined up, from RSPB staff to artists, textile designers & makers, seaweed & wild-food experts, plant enthusiasts, local historians & archaeologists. To view the full programme please go to the
page & learn more about the tutors
can't make it this year...?
the 2018 dates are 30th April - 20th May
Thanks go to CalMac and Marine Harvest for their continued & generous support of the festival
Thanks to everyone who has allowed us to use their photographs on this site - especially Ruari Cumming ARPS who has provided many of the fantastic land & seascape shots.