The Hebridean Island of Colonsay is a haven for nature, wildlife and heritage, with a small close-knit community. To celebrate all the island has to offer, including its beautiful landscapes, wildlife habitats and traditional crafts, Colonsay hosts an annual Spring Festival, with residents running a range of events.
This year’s arts and crafts events will include everything from plant dying, stained glass and mosaic workshops, to line drawing, screen printing and willow weaving. There’ll also be knitting, simple embroidery, fabric collages and bookbinding to try your hand at.
The festival will also feature a range of interesting walks, including a beach clean walk, historical rambling, a nature walk and an evening bird walk. There’ll also be moth trapping and a marine species identifying session for the nature lovers visiting the festival.
The festival will also feature an art trail, and open evenings where visitors can meet the artists and tutors taking part in this year’s event.
The Colonsay Spring Festival begins this week and continues for three weeks. Don’t worry if you can’t make it this year, the dates have already been announced for next year’s 10th festival, 27th April to 17th May 2020. So plenty of time to plan a trip!
When: 29th April – 19th May 2019
£: Ticket prices vary, depending on the event. Some events are free
More info: www.colonsayspringfest.com