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"
Tiree Machair, the largest area of Machair outside the Outer Hebrides, is noteworthy as one of the few examples of rabbit-free machair in Scotland. Machair is one of the rarest habitats in Europe, found only in the north and west of Britain and Ireland. Almost half of the Scottish machair occurs in the Outer Hebrides, […]Read more "Where Hares Abound Bunnies Are Banned!"
Welcome Home! After a three month spell, serving as one of the winter relief vessels and having her annual service, it is great to welcome the Mighty Clansman home. You may have left Castlebay with the sun on your visor, but you arrived in Tiree under grey skies and leaden seas. You are forgiven for […]Read more "The Mighty Clansman Returns"
With Spring in the air, on our beautiful Isle of Tiree, one of the joys of walking is listening to the birdsong. On calm days, when walking along the beach at Gott Bay, you are conscious of the sound of gentle lapping waves. On some beaches, however, the sound of the waves can be like […]Read more "Up! Up! And Away!"
May the Lord, who made heaven and earth, bless you. Psalm 134:3 (The Bible) After a calm sunny afternoon yet another stunning sunset over Ben Gott. I find it almost impossible to resist running for the camera. Thankfully we do not have to pay for film.Read more "Selah! Pause and Consider!"