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 […]Read more "Tiree: A Weather Window"
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 […]Read more "Tiree: A Fresh Perspective"
What an amazing day it has been on the Isle of Tiree: Winds gusting to 74mph, just 4mph short of Thursday’s powerful storm. Waves crashing on the shore and combined with the wind producing spectacular spindrift. Blue, Grey and Musk Skies and stunning storm clouds. Driving hail storms Living-room windows that look like bathroom windows […]Read more "Tiree: Wind, Waves and Stunning Skies"
Life on Tiree is to say the least, ‘interesting!’ Long gone are the calm, sunny, winter days of November and December. With the New Year has come a pattern of stormy weather. The storm that broke on the evening of Thursday 8th January and lasted through the night has heralded stormy weather. Personally, we suffered […]Read more "Tiree’s Prevailing Windy Weather"
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 […]Read more "Tiree: A Splash of Colour"
“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 […]Read more "TIREE: Alarm or Assurance?"
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 […]Read more "Sonrise"