One of the most famous quotations in Scottish poetry is from a poem by Sir Walter Scott, Oh, what a tangled web we weave When first we practise to deceive! In the late 1800s Tiree had its own Tangle factory, Donald Sinclair, a cotter from Balephuil, was asked by the Napier Commission in 1883, “Do you […]Read more "What a Tangle"
This gallery was inspired by a walk first of all to the shop and then later along the beach at Gott Bay. Please click on one of the thumbnails to view the gallery of larger images.Read more "Come Fly With Me"
“They make them tough on Tiree!” said Jackie Bird on BBC’s ‘Reporting Scotland’ following a report on school swimming lessons in Loch Bhasapol. The report stated, “Schoolchildren on the Scottish island of Tiree have overcome the absence of an indoor heated pool by taking swimming lessons in a local loch.” The swimming lessons were proving popular […]Read more "They Make Them Tough on Tiree"
Click on Thumbnails to see today’s gallery taken just after sunrise.Read more "Gallery"
“The three furniture lorries arrive from the South a good ten days after we do. … Their journey is fraught with difficulties, the first of which is that the vehicles are too high to fit onto the new ferry with a roof. … They drive around to the smaller open ferry, a distance of 80 […]Read more "We Have Arrived"
Still no broadband! BT had lost the ‘Order” and it appears we may have to wait another week for it to be enabled. WiFi is only sometimes available and is very slow, but we will try and give a brief update as soon as possible. It has nothing to do with being on the island […]Read more "The Saga Continues"
BT landline at last, but still waiting for broadband. We are looking forward to being able to post properly as well as carry out essential business online. The problems are not island specific.Read more "Update on Phone"