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 […]Read more "Electrifying"
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. […]Read more "Ferry Disruption Notice"
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 […]Read more "It’s on its way"
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 […]Read more "Walk on the Wild Side"
Has this been the wettest and windiest winter in living memory on the Isle of Tiree? With wind and rain almost incessant since November, with only brief days of respite, many claim they have not known anything like it. In many places the machair has been left as a flooded quagmire. Tiree’s Ranger Stephen Nagy […]Read more "Wettest, Windiest Winter in living memory?"
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 […]Read more "A Community Shop for Tiree?"
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 […]Read more "A Will She or Won’t She Day?"