Highlights

Highs and lows are a fact of life. After all one person’s meat is another person’s poison. So choosing highlights from the past year is very much a personal preference. We are fast approaching Christmas and the New Year. As is customary we reflect on some of the Highlights of 2018. The following considerations are obviously […]

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The Pier 2018

In Scarinish we live close to the pier. We have a long standing love of ferries. (There are no trains or engines on the island!) So it is natural that we should be drawn to the pier. But it is not just the ferries, it is a place where people meet. The ferry and the […]

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Chilly

It is chilly! But not as chilly as on the Mainland. Friends have been comparing and contrasting the temperature. Dundee, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Halifax, Aylesbury all vying to be the coldest. Thus far it has far been a week of sunshine and showers. This has resulted in many beautiful rainbows. However there is a change in […]

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Decidedly December

Originally the forecast had been for sunshine. However the day turned out to be quite different. There was sunshine but dark clouds were never far away. Consequently chilly short sharp showers often hit the island. At first-light the Moon and Venus were visible to the south. The moon phase at present is Waning Crescent. Thankfully […]

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Wild Water

What a contrast in conditions today compared to yesterday morning. Although stormy yesterday the sunrise was clearly visible. Today the sky and the sea were leaden. Yesterday it felt stormy, today it is wild. Not as wild as it could be, but nevertheless wild. Just before high water the gusts of wind peaked at 60mph. […]

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“CANCELLED!”

Tuesday 27th November Due to forecast SE winds gusting in excess of 50 knots with associated sea and swell conditions, today’s Oban /Coll/ Tiree ferry service is cancelled. Wakening up this morning we we were conscious that the wind had risen. It was coming from the South East and we certainly knew it. There was […]

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Winter Sunshine

Getting up from the table after lunch in Glasgow, I mentioned I was flying back to Tiree that afternoon, And someone else at the table said, “The Sunshine Island”. How correct they were. Well at least this past week. It may have rained elsewhere on the Mainland. However, here on the Isle of Tiree, the […]

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