Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Colonsay, an island of the Hebrides, in the county of Argyllshire, lying a few miles W. of Jura, having an area of 16 sq. miles, and rising at Cairn Nan Eim to a height of 493 feet. There are bone caves on the island, and some standing stones, and also an obelisk to the memory of Lord Colonsay. A little to the south, and separated by a passage which is dry at low water, is the small island of Oronsay, which has an Augustinian priory of the 14th century containing some effigies, and there is also a sculptured cross.