Will She? Won’t She?

There she is. She doesn’t appear to be turning into Gott Bay. The poor passengers riding out a squall. Will they have to go back to Oban? No! She is coming into the bay and heading towards the pier. I am informed there will be two sailings on Saturday because of the livestock sale. Recognition […]

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Pastoral

What a glorious view: Geese, Sheep and Cattle – and all from our living room window! Although we have visited Tiree’s Rural Centre where the livestock auctions take place, we have not as yet attended one of the sales. This Saturday (2/11/2013) is the sale of suckled calves and store cattle. Anticipating the sale the CalMac […]

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Katie Morag

“That’s my favourite!” exclaimed the shop assistant as we searched for a Katie Morag book for our grandson. He was four months old then and ten months on you can guess who he calls “Island Gran”. Now the stories by Mairi Hedderwick are coming to CBEEBIES. The programme goes out on Sunday 3rd November at 5.00pm. […]

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Just Watching

Late October and the Hebridean Isles arrives and departs from the Pier at Gott Bay (Tiree). Click on one of the photographs to have a slideshow of larger photographs.

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What An Assurance.

God said, “Never again will the floodwaters destroy all life. When I see the rainbow in the clouds, I will remember the eternal covenant between God and every living creature on earth.” The Bible:  Genesis 9:15-16 God is faithful. He honours his promises. God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is […]

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It’s Good To Be Home!

Yes! It’s good to be home. In island speak I was ‘off island’ visiting the Mainland. A routine hospital appointment meant that I had to go to Glasgow. Thankfully, I was able to fly to Glasgow International Airport, otherwise at this time of the year it would have been a five day trip travelling by […]

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Remote! But Not Removed!

Where we live is considered by some as remote, but it is not removed. It may be island life but it is not isolated. So this morning I awoke to the sound of an alert concerning a website I have started to follow since moving to Tiree. My interest in this particular blog arose out […]

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Hebridean Isles

I don’t know whether it was holidays on the Clyde as a child, particularly on the Isle of Cumbrae (Millport), but I do love to go down to the pier and watch the arrival and departure of the ferry. There is the camaraderie between those handling the ropes on the ferry and the pier, there […]

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Sunset On Summer

Saturday is the last day of the CALMAC Summer Timetable and today Thursday is the last arrival of the Clansman from Barra. As she heads out of Gott Bay in the Setting Sun and the Full Moon she is bound for Coll and Oban. Click on one of the photographs to have a slideshow of larger […]

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“Help Ma Lichts gone oot!

Our guests will be here in about 15 minutes. Everything is almost ready. I am about to put the macaroni cheese in the oven to finish it off. No! The lights gone out! Oh! Good it is back on. No! It’s back off again. On -off- on – off-on – off in rapid succession. There […]

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