MEET OUR EXPERTS

Kevin Byrne

Kevin came to live on Colonsay in the late 70s, as owner of the hotel. Since then he has been bus driver, publisher, author, pier master, walking guide & boatman.

Kevin has been a loyal supporter of the festival since its outset, and is believed to be the only person to have owned and crashed a micro-light on Colonsay!

 

SPECIALIST SUBJECTS
Ferns & Botany, Local Genealogy
and History.

LOTTA LEAHY

Lotta’s family connection with Colonsay goes way back, and she has been a frequent visitor since childhood.  

Lotta now lives on the island in a house she & her husband built.  She is an artist in her own right and produces fabulous feltwork pictures, which she delivers to the gallery on her bike.

 

SPECIALIST SUBJECTS

Dry stone walling, Horticulture & Feltw

ANDREW McMorrine

Like his brother Alasdair, Andrew spent much time on Oronsay and he too graduated from the GSA before going on to teach art in Glasgow, The Western Isles and the Isle of Skye. Andrew now works from his studio in Inverness – painting, printmaking and carving, using folklore as inspiration. Back in the day he often had trouble negotiating the Strand to Oronsay – particularly when travelling home in the dark at night!

 

SPECIALIST SUBJECTS
Historical walks, legends of Highland
and Island.

THANKS

The festival is organised by the Colonsay Tourism Marketing Group, and kindly supported by local businesses and our amazing experts, contributors and workshop leaders who all give of their time for nothing. A huge thank you to all of them! Any proceeds from the festival go towards establishing Colonsay as a vibrant visitor destination, thus lending vital support to the fragile economy. Thanks also to everyone who has allowed us to use their photographs.

26TH APRIL TO 10TH MAY 2021

The Colonsay Tourism & Marketing Group

Isle of Colonsay Argyll PA61 7YT

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