Colonsay is an island in the Inner Hebrides, located north of Islay and south of Mull. On a south-west to north-east axis, the island measures eight miles in length and three miles at its widest point. It resembles a miniature version of the Scottish mainland, with ferry services travelling to Oban and Islay.
Colonsay's population was just 124 in the 2011 census, though this represents a rise of nearly 15% since 2001. Tourism has become the island's economic mainstay, with the Colonsay Hotel and many holiday cottages owned and managed by the Isle of Colonsay Estate.