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
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.
Dry stone walling, Horticulture & Feltw
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!
Historical walks, legends of Highland