Tiree: A Weather Window

It is six days since the ferry last berthed at Tiree and that was on the day the storms broke on the West Coast of Scotland. With another storm track approaching the West Coast, this morning provided a brief weather window for the MV Clansman to berth at Coll and Tiree. Normally under the Winter […]

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Tiree: A Fresh Perspective

Thankfully on Tiree we have been spared the hazardous driving conditions being experienced by many on the Mainland. For the past six days we have had high winds and powerful waves but no blizzards, drifts or sheet ice. Although the photographs give the impression of snow, it is in fact hail. Today, we have had a […]

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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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