Although a regular visitor to the pier at Scarinish, and the owner of a high visibility jacket, it still does not have the words CalMac on it! From today’s visit to the pier there appeared to be more workers for Briggs Marine arriving on the island. From a bit of research I can report that […]Read more "News Update"
This week saw the first Livestock Auction of the year on Tiree. This was the early spring sale of cattle. It was advertised for Saturday (15.02.14) but the ferry sailing was cancelled resulting in the cancellation of the Auction. Rescheduled, it took place on Thursday (20.02.14) and thankfully the ferry was able to make both […]Read more "Up For Auction"
Mairi Hedderwick in ‘An Eye on the Hebrides’ recounts that in peacetime Tiree inherited a diesel powered electricity supply to which Coll (our neighbouring island) was eventually connected by a sub-sea cable via the Sound of Gunna. She states,”Now the Collachs, if they so chanced to think on it, are in the advantage, Mains Electricity, […]Read more "Connected"
Ben More from Crossapol Beach, Isle of Tiree (18.02.14) [Double Click for larger picture] The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord thunders over the mighty waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is majestic. The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord is […]Read more "The Voice of the Lord is powerful"
Beinn Mhòr, meaning “great mountain” is the highest mountain and only Munro (over 3,000 feet) on the island of Mull. This snow capped peak was clearly visible from Tiree on this beautiful sunny Sunday in February (2014). I first caught a glimpse of it when I went out for a walk in Scarinish, before meeting […]Read more "Snow Capped Ben More"
An Talla is Tiree’s community hall at Crossapol. Literally “the meeting place” or “hall”, it opened on 1st July 2004, replacing an older hall on the same site. It has quickly established itself as a major part of the island social scene and is now used for ceilidhs and dances, music concerts and plays as well […]Read more "An Talla"
After waiting for two hours off Gott Bay, today’s ferry returned to Oban without berthing due to the swell conditions. The passengers will have spent 11 hours on board without getting anywhere. However, it is good to know that we can still get around the island.Read more "For Hire"
What a welcome! Our first full day back on the island has been marked by almost unbroken sunshine. After London’s hard pavements it is great to feel the sand and the springy Machair beneath our feet. After the smell of combined diesel and petrol fumes, it is so refreshing to breathe in lungfuls of sea […]Read more "A Warm Welcome!"
The February 2014 edition of the Scot’s Magazine contains an excellent article, ‘District Nursing on the Islands’ and subtitled, ‘derring-do and making do’. The author Stephen Riddell says, “Kate lives in Balleveullin a costal town* on Tiree, the most westerly island of the Inner Hebrides … she is one of three community nurses covering Tiree […]Read more "The District Nurse"
It was exciting visiting the Mainland, spending time in Falkirk and district before travelling down to meet up with family in London. It was a real joy and pleasure to be able to join in celebrating our elder daughter’s 40th birthday, even if the celebration was a month late. Each member of the family is […]Read more "Arriving and Departing, Coming and Going"