With her melodious acoustic sound and emotional songwriting infused with remarkable honesty, Amy Duncan has established herself as one of the brightest musical talents in Scotland. After a start to the year which has seen her perform as far afield as Canada and begin work on a new album, she is set to embark on a 15 date Scottish tour this summer, accompanied by string trio, harp, and bass, with support from Creative Scotland.
Amy Duncan is an Edinburgh-based musician and performer. An immensely talented songwriterand multi-instrumentalist, Amy began her musical career playing double bass with underground punk folk outfit Swelling Meg, alongside award winning writer and director Cora Bissett, before breaking off to pursue solo projects.
Tickets priced £10 for adults and £5 for under 16s.
Coll of the Sharks Festival is the annual Basking Shark festival based on the Isle of Coll. With the idillic Hebridean waters surrounding Coll being the main Scottish (and possible worldwide) hotspot for basking sharks, where better to have a shark festival! 6 days of shark and marine based events, for enthusiasts, adults, kids, locals and visitors alike.
Thursday 20th August 2014 - Tue 26th August 2014
During the festival you can take boat trips to see or swim with the sharks and other wildlife. Scuba diving trip are being organised so you can sample some of the underwater delights of the Hebrides, snorkelling trip with the local seals, land based island tours, sunset trips and self guided tours of the island can also be taken.
The showpiece event is a guest speaker presentation evening, which is happening on the Saturday night in the An Cridhe hall. The evening will bring locals and visitors together to the home of Scottish basking sharks!
The Coll Association will be hosting an array of events over the summer. These events are open to everyone and it would be great to see you all there. This year the schedule of events are: Summer Quiz with David Moore at An Cridhe on the 16th of July at 7pm, the Coll Bingo at An Cridhe on the 23rd of July at 6.30pm, the Beach Football will be held on the 26th of July and a new entry is the Petanque Tournament - this date has still to be decided and will be weather permitting!
Coll Golf Course is open for play from June 1st 2014 until the end of August. Fees are payable at the Coll Hotel bar where bar staff will point you in the direction of the collection bottle which displays the various charges or you can pay David Moore directly. Everything is based on trust and if you need clubs there are two sets (which can be subdivided) in the shed near the first tee which you can borrow for a donation to the club - just put a little extra into the bottle at the bar! Competitions this year begin with the Members' Cup (17th - 20th July), the Coll Open (Thursday 24th July), the Campbell Scramble (Sunday 27th July) and the Vita Stableford (Thursday 31st July). Full details are on posters in the hotel, Island Stores and The Guest House.