Matriarch of the Machair

We are out West heading between Manal and Hynish. There she appeared the Matriarch of the Machair. There she stood between the rocks. Yet only metres from the shore. It is three weeks since we returned to Tiree from our holiday. In that time we have enjoyed a spell of sunny, dry weather. This is […]

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Skilful Welcoming Industrious

Skilful. Welcoming. Industrious. Three words that represent a SWI event on Tiree. The event was the Annual Show held this year in An Talla, Crossapol. SWI stands for the Scottish Women’s Institute. Tiree is a member of the Mull and Tiree Federation. There is one institute on the Isle of Tiree and several on Mull. […]

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The Clansman’s Return

Saturday 9th June saw the return of the Mighty One. Essential repairs to her propulsion system have been completed. She was due back in service on June 13, but is back in service as of today. The MV Lord of the Isles was due to sail twice it being a Saturday. With her reduced capacity […]

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A Tiree Sea Tour

It was a perfect day for a sea tour. In Gott Bay the water was like a mirror. The sea was so calm it was almost unbelievable. Today’s Tiree Sea Tour was to Lunga. It is one of a group islands known as the Treshnish Isles. On a clear day they are visible to the […]

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“Coll and Tiree”

The words often seem to go together. Most CalMac ferries sail to a single island. The sailing from Oban is normally for Coll and Tiree. So the names appear together in the timetables. In Oban Ferry Terminal the announcer follows the same pattern. “The ferry for Coll and Tiree is now boarding from Gate Number […]

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Luminance

There was a marked difference in the light over Tiree today. The clear blue skies were replaced by a haze. This was particular true over the seascape. The Isle of Mull was hidden from view. Our eldest son was leaving for home on today’s (Friday’s) ferry. The MV Lord of the Isles was due to […]

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Simply Stunning

Sun, sea and sand – what a stunning combination. Add to that a trip onboard a rib to Skerryvore Lighthouse. Then add to that a full moon and the related high and low tides. And if that were not enough add to that heady mixture the Machair in bloom. Day after day the sun has […]

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