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Ballard Farm (Coll)

Also known as: Ballard / Coll Airport
County: Argyll and Bute
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened 1975
Current Use: Active
Used By: Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved
Aircraft Roles: Airliner
The Inner Hebridean island of Coll's most recent airfield replaced Totronald in 1975 for Loganair flights. Ballard Farm briefly closed in 1990, reopening the following year but only as an unlicensed airstrip, and subsequent protracted planning thinking ensured that Coll Airport only became licensed in August 2008 for airline services connecting with Oban and Tiree. The new hard runway exists fractionally to the north of the original grass runway and runs broadly north-south instead of east-west but this is essentially the same site, with an access track running across the old runway to the terminal building alongside the B8070 road.
The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):
  • Argyll and Bute Council - operator
  • Coll Community Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • Loganair

The runway at Ballard Farm, 10 May 2008.


The runway at Ballard Farm, 23 June 2008.


The new terminal building at Ballard Farm, 23 June 2008.


Aerial view centred on the airfield, taken from the south-east, 1 October 2009. © Crown Copyright: HES. Licensor


Aerial view of Coll airfield, looking to the east-south-east, 31 August 2010. © Crown Copyright: HES. Licensor


Looking across Ballard Farm (Coll), 19 May 2011.


Aerial view of Coll airfield, looking south-south-west, 30 April 2015. © Crown Copyright: HES. Licensor


Aerial view of Coll airfield, looking north-north-east, 30 April 2015. © Crown Copyright: HES. Licensor


Aerial view of Coll centred on the airfield, looking north-north-east, 30 April 2015. © Crown Copyright: HES. Licensor


The terminal building and an autogyro at Ballard Farm, 25 July 2015.

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