It has just been announced that the contract to supply two new planes for the air service linking Tiree and Glasgow has been awarded to the Canadian Company Viking Air Limited. The two Twin Otter DHC6-400 aircraft are expected to be delivered next May (2015) and should be operating on the route not long afterwards. […]Read more "Two New Aircraft for Tiree"
Caledonian MacBrayne have released the much awaited new winter timetable for 2014/2015. It is available online here. From the 28th of October until 27th November there is a sailing on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. From the 29th November until the 2nd of April there are sailings on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.Read more "Tiree: New Winter Timetable"
Special September or September Special, whatever way, the month of September – weather-wise -has been special. Since our return from the South on September the 9th the weather has been warm and sunny. There have been a few showers, but mainly at night. On the two occasions when the mist has crept over the island, […]Read more "Tiree: September Special"
Is it just being plain nosey or is it an enquiring mind? Just why was the MV Uskmoor moored at the pier in Gott Bay? Was it to do some further work on this prominent structure? Apparently not! With the wind dropped, the vessel with barge in tow moved out of the bay and round the […]Read more "Tiree: Mystery Solved"
With the Summer Timetable ending on the 26th of October and consequently only a few weeks until the start of the Winter Timetable, Caledonian MacBrayne have issued an apology on their website for the delay in publishing their Winter Timetables and Fares for 2014/15. They claim to be working hard to finalise the details of […]Read more "CalMac Throw A Lifeline And Apology"
A casual glance at Maritime Traffic (an Automatic Identification System) indicated a fast craft approaching Gott Bay, Tiree, from Oban. Further investigation revealed it to be the Search And Rescue vessel (SAR) ‘MCA Hunter’ belonging to HM Coastguard. Recently transferred from Clacton to Dunstaffnage, she operates in West of Scotland waters with a crew of 3 or […]Read more "TIREE: Recent Arrivals"
A recent post headed “‘Tiree at its Best’ was forwarded as usual to ‘Facebook’. Unfortunately, the software chose to link the title and abbreviated post to one of several pictures in the article – a picture of Barra. Some jumped to the conclusion that it was a mistaken identification. Clicking on the link within ‘Facebook’ […]Read more "‘Tiree at its Best’ – An Explanation"
Late afternoon, we have the opportunity to take our visitors to the east end of the island. We pass along the shore of Gott Bay and turn down to Milton with its attractive harbour. Stretching our legs, we find the cattle friendly and photogenic. Back in the car we follow the road round to […]Read more "Tiree: Life on The Sunny Side"
This is Tiree at its best. The sky is blue and this is reflected by sand and sea. We have been back on the island 11 days now and what an amazing spell of good weather we have enjoyed. Our fear was that when our visitors arrived the weather would break, but the opposite has […]Read more "This is Tiree"
Although considered remote by many, Tiree’s residents will have the opportunity to vote in Thursday’s referendum. Like most places in Scotland the vote is split between the “Yes” and the “No”. When the poll closes the ballot boxes will be flown off the island enabling the result to be declared the following day. The significance of […]Read more "Tiree: Even More Important"