Since the end of December, we have had an almost uninterrupted electricity supply on the island. It is no coincidence that with the subsea cable damaged between Coll and Tiree we have been dependent on the island’s generator. In February work began on replacing the cable. Sources state, however, that the wrong cable was brought on site […]

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Ferry Disruption Notice

CalMac have announced: Oban – Coll/Tiree – Oban Saturday 29/03/14 disrupted due to a forecast of easterly winds gusting to 32 knots and the sea conditions so there will only be one stop at Coll. Normal departure time from Oban, arrive Coll 10:25, depart Coll 10:35, arrive Tiree 11:40, depart Tiree 12:00, arrive Oban 15:45. […]

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It’s on its way

Life On Tiree can confirm that this week ducting has been put in place at the BT Exchange in Scarinish in readiness to receive the subsea fibre-optic cable. The workmen volunteered that the cable should reach the island within the next twelve months. Sounds hopeful, especially having witnessed surveys of the sea route being made […]

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Walk on the Wild Side

With the ferry cancelled because of the high winds and yet waking up to a sunny morning, we determined to visit Crossapol beach for photographic evidence of damage to the dune systems. We are so grateful for the advice given to us by a long time resident of Tiree. “Watch your car doors in high […]

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A Community Shop for Tiree?

With the closure of  I & F MacLeod’s General Store at Crossapol and the Butcher’s shop in Scarinish, the island is left with only one general store in Scarinish. This week an informative, well produced booklet was delivered to every home on the island in advance of the COMMUNITY SHOP VOTING DAY on Saturday 29th […]

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A Will She or Won’t She Day?

It didn’t look good the evening before with a weather forecast of the wind gusting up to 46mph. Yet, in the morning the vessel sailed without even an amber alert. However,  at 11.02, a text alert arrived: ‘Oban- Coll- Tiree 20/03/2014 may be disrupted/delayed due to adverse weather. The vessel failed to call in Coll […]

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To The Rescue

In Appreciation of the Crew of the Hebridean Isles It is reported that shortly after noon on Sunday March 16h, a member of the crew of the Hebridean Isles was transferred to the Tobermory Lifeboat from which he was transferred to the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service. The crewman had gone overboard during a […]

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