Tiree: A Splash of Colour

After a wild day, a stormy but colourful sunset. As the dark evening descends and the winds relax a little before the coming storms there is this magnificent splash of colour. As expected CalMac have just announced: Oban – Coll/Tiree/Coll – Oban Thursday 8th January. Service may be disrupted or delayed due to adverse weather […]

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TIREE: Alarm or Assurance?

“Is it just a helpful reminder “Or what do they know that we don’t” Whether in our home, out in the car or at the dentist the wind is howling and outside the water feature in the adjacent field in growing by the minute. And this is just the advance warning. Every weather forecast is […]

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At first, probably just after 8.00am there was a thin line. Later, probably about 8.30, it was like a letterbox. Then at 9.00am the Sun rose spectacularly. Later in the day I was reminded of the intricately carved cross at the old graveyard, Kirkapol. So the two  came together, the cross and the sunrise to […]

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The Clansman Moonlighting.

Due to the adverse weather in the Outer Hebrides and the Minch on the 2nd of January, the MV Clansman was storm bound at Lochboisdale, South Uist. The first sailing of the New Year from Oban to Tiree was timetabled to arrive at 11:00am, but with the late arrival of the Clansman in Oban the […]

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Tiree’s Threesome

Having our son visit over Christmas and New Year was a reminder of three things that often grab our attention, especially in the winter months, the weather, the status of the ferry and ‘comings and goings’. Today the weather has been almost idyllic with sunshine and hardly a breath of wind. The ferry is running […]

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Enlivened and Invigorated

Life on Tiree is not all cloudless blue skies. The old year went out with a moderately strong wind. The start to 2015 was wet and windy with leaden skies. Thankfully it dried up after lunch in time for us to head over to West Hynish and Balephuil Beach. It was encouraging to see folks […]

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