Scalasaig (Scottish Gaelic: Sgalasaig) lies on the east coast of Colonsay in the Hebrides of Scotland. It is the main settlement on the island[1] and its only port; thus tourists arriving by ferry must pass through it on the way to any part of the isle. It contains the island's shop[2] and post office (in the same building),[3] parish church,[4] microbrewery,[5] doctor's surgery,[6] village hall,[7] cafe and hotel/bar.[8]

Scalasaig
Scalasaig.jpg
Scalasaig port in the evening.
Scalasaig is located in Argyll and Bute
Scalasaig
Scalasaig
Location within Argyll and Bute
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townISLE OF COLONSAY
Postcode districtPA61
Dialling code01951
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FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
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56°04′N 6°11′W / 56.07°N 6.18°W / 56.07; -6.18Coordinates: 56°04′N 6°11′W / 56.07°N 6.18°W / 56.07; -6.18

HistoryEdit

The name "Scalasaig" is Norse and means "Skali's bay".[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Scalasaig". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Home". Colonsay General Store. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ "The Post Office". Isle of Colonsay. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Colonsay Church". Isle of Colonsay. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  5. ^ "Colonsay Beverages Ltd, Scalasaig". Visit Scotland. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  6. ^ "Scalasaig Medical Practice". Spanglefish. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  7. ^ "Home". Colonsay Village Hall. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  8. ^ "Home". The Colonsay Pantry. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  9. ^ "Placenames P-Z" (PDF). Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 28 December 2020.