With winds gusting to 39mph and the sunrise hidden by dark grey clouds, the MV Clansman berthed at Tiree’s rain soaked pier. The special Hogmanay sailing departed Oban at 5.45am with an ETA at Tiree of 9:05am. Once again the Clansman coped admirably with the prevailing conditions of wind and swell. Although lightly loaded today’s sailing […]Read more "Hogmanay Special"
Looking back over the past year so much has happened on our island home. There certainly has never been a dull moment. There have been a few dreich days when sky and sea were leaden. There have been days and nights last winter when the rain was driven by gale force winds and the roof […]Read more "A guid New Year tae ane an’ aw’"
The ‘Lord of the Isles’ made its last scheduled call of 2014, less than an hour after the sun rose on the island. The rising sun cast a warm glow over the arrival and departure of the vessel on what was a chilly morning. Significantly, there were more vehicles and passengers coming to Tiree than […]Read more "Haste Ye Back"
We decided to make the most of these calm, crisp, bright days, even if daylight hours are greatly restricted. So it was that we set out for Beinn Mhurstat, part of the the modest ridge that includes Beinn Hough and Cnoc an Fhithich. On route to the start of our walk we were compelled to stop […]Read more "Ho! Ho! Ho!"
Tiree has three small hills, but no mountains. Yet, we are surrounded by marvellous views of mountains. Today, just before and after dawn we looked out on’The Paps of Jura’. Then as we returned from meeting with our Christian family at ‘An Talla’, we caught sight of snow-capped ‘Ben More’ the only ‘Munro’ on the […]Read more "Look Up"
Nae Snaw! Sitting out the Atlantic Ocean Tiree very rarely has a covering of snow. Thus, while many parts of the UK are under a blanket of snow, we are snow free. For much of the day grey clouds have been the dominant weather feature, with occasional glimpses of the sun and the odd hail shower. At […]Read more "Tiree: No Snow"
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Nollaig chridheil agus bliadhna mhath ùr Whether you live on Tiree or you are just visiting ‘Life-On-Tiree’ Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Before the first Christmas ‘God was for his people’. In the birth of Jesus (Christ) ‘God was with his people’. Matthew records in the Gospel that takes his name – All this […]Read more "Happy Christmas"
In preparation for his big night Santa performed a fly-past of the Mighty Clansman in Gott Bay at approximately 9.12 this morning. Somehow he seemed to know that vessel was providing a Christmas Eve sailing. With the sun rising about 9.00 the pier lights were on as the Clansman berthed. As the vessel pulled away […]Read more "Tiree: Santa Special"
It is a beautiful Hebridean Winter’s day, crisp and bright. It is like summer in winter. It stands in sharp contrast to this time last year. It was a real joy to be out walking, a walk that took in the pier where the ‘Lord of the isles’ called. Yesterday evening ‘LOTI’ suffered a technical […]Read more "A Winter Summer’s Day"