Everything you need from the moment you arrive

"The Best Wee Shop In The Hebrides"

*Saturday late closing and Sunday opening at peak times only.

You're free to relax with our Cottage Delivery Service


The shop has found itself at various locations over the years, but has been serving the Isle of Colonsay from the current building since the 1960s. In that time it has seen 5 different owners, with current proprietors Keir and Grace taking the reigns in April 2012.

Since then we have brought about a number of changes, mainly aimed at increasing the range we carry and improving value for money. We are also slowly revamping the space to make it a more  homely and inviting place in which to shop.

If you’d like to see the sort of produce we carry then check out the stock and wine lists on the Orders page. It’s not always possible to keep this up-to-date but it gives a good idea of the variety of stock we keep. Alternatively, see below for a flavour of some of the produce you can find in store:

About Us

Who Are We?



Shopkeeper, father, Queen of the South fan, Bob Dylan nut. Sir Alex Ferguson made him a cup of tea when he was 7...

Some Key Facts

The shop has been serving the community from it's current location since the 1960s

Keir and Grace took the reins of this important community asset in April 2012

Colonsay General Store has been the offical name of the shop since restructuring in 2002

At this point the Post Office split from the shop, but now it's right next door and is still run by the irrepressible Keith Rutherford

Hospitality manager, mother, supper club queen, master baker. Once hugged Ellen DeGeneres for far too long...





Colonsay General Store


Isle of Colonsay


PA61 7YW

Tel: 01951 200265

E-mail: info@colonsayshop.net

Our cottage delivery service takes the stress out of travelling, allowing you to arrive to a kitchen full of fresh food from the shop.

The service runs year round and we aim to meet any special requests you may have.

The island has an excellent website full of information for any would-be visitor. It also details all of the available accommodation options.

The website is also the home of the island’s online newsletter, The Corncrake.