A Warm Welcome!

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 […]

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The District Nurse

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 […]

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Lord of the Isles

Lord of the Isles (LOTI) Found at sea on the upper deck of the vessel. Was this a drunken sailor or lord? It certainly wasn’t sunstroke; not in the present extreme weather conditions. Or is there some other possible  explanation? A careful examination of the site indicates that the prostrate body is lying under what […]

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