A small island in the Inner Hebrides will become home to a pop-up nightclub this September, calling themselves the “most remote” music venue in the world. The said small island is the Island of Coll, and is very much considered “an off the beaten track” kind of a destination.
Events company Detour Discoteque is hosting a 70s-themed New York City-style nightclub event, taking place at Coll’s community centre, An Cridhe in the island’s main village Arinagour. Those wishing to up their nightlife game up a bit can set off on a true adventure to party in a village with only 200 inhabitants.
The pop-up music event will take place on September 22 and 23, with only two exclusive nights for party goers to give their all on the dancefloor. But wait a minute, there will also be a Cosmic Ceilidh Band playing some, I assume, cosmic ceilidh tunes for 250 people? We’re already obsessed, but if that wasn’t enough, further acts include Auntie Flo and Free Love.
Detour Discoteque’s “most remote” nightclub organiser Jonny Ensall said: “Detour Discotheque is back for another spellbinding weekend. The event is a wormhole that opens in unexpected places around planet Earth, and this year that cosmic phenomenon is happening on Coll – a tiny Scottish island famous for its star-filled skies.”
“It’s all about community – bringing disco-lovers and Coll residents together for two nights of unabashed joy, amid plenty of stunning nature and with the Milky Way to admire above us.”
Things to do on the Isle of Coll
First of all, to get to the Isle of Coll, travellers will have to take the most picturesque CalMac ferry from Oban. While on the ferry, keep an eye out for dolphins, whales or even basking sharks! Once there, visitors can explore the scenic sandy beaches, stargaze and watch abundant local wildlife in a bit to escape from the busy life.
While a lot of people will choose to camp among the beautiful surroundings, Arinagour does have the Coll Hotel, where the warm islander hospitality can be truly experienced first-hand. The hotel is also the village local pub, so even if you’re camping, do pop along before the big night of remote clubbing. What is more, there is a host of guided tours of the island and its waters for guests to enjoy.
Fun facts about Isle of Coll
As you may already know, Secret Glasgow loves fun facts, and the Isle of Coll is no exception. The teeny island has a whopping 30 uncrowded white sand beaches for everyone to explore, and it boasts one of the longest daylight hours in the UK. Plus, there are no streetlights within the island, so it’s the place to be for stargazers, making it one of the only two Dark Sky islands in the UK.