The electrical cable bringing power from Coll to Tiree has now been replaced and fully connected. Tiree’s own diesel fueled power station has been turned off and more importantly, Tilly the community wind turbine can now make full use of the available wind. During the many months since the old cable broke, Tilly has only […]Read more "Good news!"
On Tiree we are often made aware of the power of the sea. The erosion of the dunes at Crossapol last Winter has exposed the buried remains of WWll buildings. What was buried almost 70 years ago has this year again seen the light of day. It’s the power of the sea which has done […]Read more "Don’t get sucked into this !"
Scarinish, Township and Pier from the air Travelling by ferry to Oban and then waiting for five hours for the coach to Glasgow you have time to adjust to life on the Mainland. Travelling by coach in daylight hours, you have time to appreciate the trees and the blossom, something not seen on our island. […]Read more "Double Decker Buses and Blossom"
Some of the Christian Community met for a sunrise service on the beach in front of the Manse and Glebe House, Gott Bay. This evening, after clear blue skies there was a spectacular sunset. Today is a celebration of the Son who rose never to set for Jesus is alive.Read more "Easter Day Sunset"
Happy Easter from Life on Tiree to all on our beautiful island and to all our visitors, whether in person or online.Read more "Sonrise! Happy Easter."
Christians are the people of the resurrection. Here on Tiree, along with millions around the world, we remember on Good Friday that Jesus died on the Cross outside the City of Jerusalem and that through a personal faith in him, we are put right with God. Thus, Good Friday is not a memorial, it is […]Read more "It’s True"
Gott Bay is a hive of activity with the return of the Briggs Marine Vessels (Forth Guardsman, Forth Sentinel and Forth Jouster) and the renewal work that is progressing on the pier. It is encouraging to see the present investment in the pier and the hope is that the visual impact of the gateway to […]Read more "It’s All Action"
When the lights went out over the Highlands and Islands of Scotland we had power on the Isle of Tiree. A serious power outage affected large parts of Scotland from Fort William to the Orkneys, Skye and the Outer Isles and at its worst over 205,000 homes were without electricity. Train services to and from Inverness […]Read more "No News is Good News!"
Life on Tiree is more than beautiful beaches, archaeological artefacts, wild winds, surfers and artists, cattle and sheep, wild flowers and rare birds – even the corncrake! Ferries come and go, airplanes take off and land, but life on Tiree is about the people who live and work here. It is about their life whether […]Read more "More Than"
This is the Inner Hebrides at their best. The weather today on Tiree is glorious – bright and sunny with just a few fleeting clouds. Having previously climbed Ben Hynish and its smaller neighbour Beinn Ceann a’ Mahara, we set out to climb Beinn Hough this morning. Parking next to one of the crofts, we […]Read more "Climb Every Mountain"