Earlier this month we went on holiday to an island of the coast of mainland Scotland called The Isle of Colonsay. I’ve been twice before, in 2014 and 2016 (when I was heavily pregnant!), so I’m rather familiar of the island. The island holds a lot of history to my husband, it’s the home of his Grandfathers family. It’s been 10 years since my Husbands Grandfathers death and he’s buried on the island, so a holiday was arranged to spend some time on the island at this memorable time.
This island is quite literally one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. The 2 times I had visited before it was 30 degrees plus – it was like a tropical island! This time it was colder and sometimes rainy, but it was still just as beautiful.
Because of the rain there was a few places on the island we couldn’t get to because the condition of the ground was too boggy and wet. But I wanted to share with you all the places we visited and photos we took, like a photo diary.
These photos were taken in and around Kiloran Bay. I absolutely love this bay, it’s so gorgeous and peaceful. The first time I visited Colonsay there were cows on the beach, I loved it! It was the wrong time of year this time for the cows to be on the beach again.
These photos are of Colonsay House and the gardens. The gardens are beautiful with a peaceful stream running through it. The first photo is of the Riasg Buidhe Cross (Pronounced: Risg Boo-ee). The cross was recovered from the ruins of the village of Riasg Buidhe. The Riasg Buidhe ruins are tucked away on the island. We really wanted to walk to see them but it was way to boggy and wet to do the walk. I’ve been to Riasg Buidhe before so I’ll show you some photos from our previous trips just to give you an idea of what it looks like. They’re really quite something, as they only moved from the village in around 1922.
Get ready for an old photo of Nathan and I!
It’s crazy how much has changed in just under 100 years. To think that this used to be a fishing village with people living here is crazy!
These are some odd photos of around the island. You can pretty much walk around anywhere. The first photo here is the cottage that we stayed in, we also stayed in this cottage last year too. The views are amazing, you’d never imagine these views were from a tiny island in Scotland. It’s one of my favourite places in the world. Plus, they brew their own beers, and they’ve just started making their own Gin!
I hope you’ve enjoyed looking/reading about Colonsay. It really is a beautiful place, and I’d highly recommend visiting the island. It’s the perfect get-away island.