Exhibitions

Exhibitions

 

Our dedicated Heritage Centre at Port Mòr features two thought-provoking exhibitions, covering aspects of Colonsay and Oransay's history from the early Bronze Age to the brave Colonsay volunteers in the First World War. 

Our Centre is open 7 days a week, all day. See our page on Getting Here for further details.

 

 


Colonsay Remembers 

 

A poignant exhibition commemorating the men who left Colonsay to serve in the Armed Forces in World War One, never to return. It features biographical details of the men, including photographs and newspapers clippings. Also featured are the remains of a huge shell, believed to have been fired from a battleship under the watchful eye of Winston Churchill, then First Lord of the Admiralty, in 1913. 

The stories of the men, recorded on the War Memorial in Scalasaig, can be found in Alan Davies' book Colonsay's Fallen, available in the Colonsay Bookshop.

 

 


Colonsay, a History

Featuring detailed posters, specialised maps of Colonsay and Oransay and a wide range of fascinating artefacts - including whale bones and a ship's anchor! - this exhibition spans over 2,000 years of Colonsay's history, from the early Bronze Age to the mid-ninteenth century.