Coll Life


The beautiful island of Coll hosts a full time population of around 150 folk. The island has a primary school and a healthy demographic mix with high levels of employment and a wealth of community groups. We are a small tight-knit community of (often) strong minded individuals, with many things linking us together.

Coll Seniors

This is a voluntary organisation which holds coffee mornings and other social events throughout the year.  If you would like to find out when events are happening, please contact Jean Peddie.

Jean Peddie   01879 230040 or email [email protected].

Coll Show

The Coll Show takes place on the first Thursday in August every year, a high point of the summer calendar where island produce, arts and animals are admired.
For more information, please contact

Development Coll

Development Coll exists to promote the sustainable development and regeneration of the Isle of Coll for the benefit of residents, visitors, groups and businesses. It is owned and managed by the local community and is a development trust with charitable status.

More information about Development Coll, please click here

Isle of Coll Heritage Trust

The advancement of education, community development,culture and science.

More information can be found here

Kids Club

The Coll Kids Club was formed in 2009 in order to provide social, recreational and educational activities for children and young people of Coll. The group brought together under one umbrella a number of different groups that were more age or activity specific.

Since its formation, the Kids Club has run regular Saturday morning sessions at our community centre; after school club on Tuesdays and “Friday football”. The club works in partnership with Youth Scotland, Argyll & Bute Council and the local primary school.

The club relies on regular fundraising activities (lots of cake and coffee!) and welcomes local kids and visitors' alike.

The primary school

The island has a primary school situated in the village of Arinagour. There is also a Pre-5 Unit within the school, which uses the school’s dining room in the morning. This room is also used for activities such as drama and music. The children use the community center for their PE lessons. For secondary education, the default arrangement is for pupils to go to Oban High School, board for 5 to 6 nights at Glencruitten Hostel, travelling back to Coll for weekends. Some Coll kids go to Tiree High School or are privately educated.

RecyColl & Beach cleaning

The Coll Recycling Group (RecyColl) was established as a voluntary group in 2006. The Group aims to engage with local residents, statutory, voluntary and business organisations and visitors to promote recycling, re-use and waste minimisation. The group currently leases the Old Hall from the community council from where it runs a second hand shop. The group works in partnership with Argyll and Bute Council to deliver recycling services and runs island based schemes focusing on re-use of glass, cardboard and veg waste on the island. Visit the RecyColl website for more information.

Kids Club

The Coll Kids Club was formed in 2009 in order to provide social, recreational and educational activities for children and young people of Coll. The group brought together under one umbrella a number of different groups that were more age or activity specific.

Since its formation, the Kids Club has run regular Saturday morning sessions at our community centre; after school club on Tuesdays and “Friday football”. The club works in partnership with Youth Scotland, Argyll & Bute Council and the local primary school.

The club relies on regular fundraising activities (lots of cake and coffee!) and welcomes local kids and visitors' alike.

The primary school

The island has a primary school situated in the village of Arinagour. There is also a Pre-5 Unit within the school, which uses the school’s dining room in the morning. This room is also used for activities such as drama and music. The children use the community center for their PE lessons. For secondary education, the default arrangement is for pupils to go to Oban High School, board for 5 to 6 nights at Glencruitten Hostel, travelling back to Coll for weekends. Some Coll kids go to Tiree High School or are privately educated.

RecyColl & Beach cleaning

The Coll Recycling Group (RecyColl) was established as a voluntary group in 2006. The Group aims to engage with local residents, statutory, voluntary and business organisations and visitors to promote recycling, re-use and waste minimisation. The group currently leases the Old Hall from the community council from where it runs a second hand shop. The group works in partnership with Argyll and Bute Council to deliver recycling services and runs island based schemes focusing on re-use of glass, cardboard and veg waste on the island. Visit the RecyColl website for more information.