What a Tangle

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 […]

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They Make Them Tough on Tiree

“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 […]

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We Have Arrived

“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 […]

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The Saga Continues

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 […]

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Update on Phone

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.

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