MEET OUR EXPERTS
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!
Ferns & Botany, Local Genealogy
David has a long association with the islands, making his first landing as a child from the flit boat before the pier was built. As a qualified bird ringer and member of the Argyll Raptor Study Group he has been studying bird populations on the islands for many years. He recently co-authored The Birds of Colonsay & Oronsay.
Birds, Moths & Natural History
Alison found her place with food whilst working at a cafe/deli during university holidays. She spent 13 years as chef and cafe manager at Ballymaloe Cookery School in Eire, before becoming resident chef at Colstoun Cookery School
Game, kitchen suppers, bread baking, indian cookery, foraging
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.