In a sense, every house, hill, barn, and byre [on Colonsay] is a center of gossip, but there are several principal ones—The Shop, the post office, the potting shed at Kiloran Farm, and, above all others, the pub, which has no name and is in the rear of the inn in Scalasaig. What is said in these places will frequently include a high proportion of factual incorrectness, but truth and fiction often seem to be riding the same sentence in such a way that the one would be lonely without the other.