Return of the Mighty Clansman

This afternoon witnessed the return of the MV Clansman to her home waters following her annual overhaul and temporary relief duties on the Uig Triangle.  With a sailing to Barra under her belt she made her first crossing to Tiree. Click here to watch the latest News Update on the MV Clansman Due to adverse […]

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Tiree and Loti’s Tale

I was originally timetabled to leave Oban on Thursday morning at 7.15am, with an arrival at Scarinish, Isle of Tiree for 11:15am. With adverse weather forecast, it was decided that I would not leave Oban until 1.00pm. At the time the decision was made it was thought I would visit the Island of Coll, but […]

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“Goodbye Hebrides”

No! We are not talking our leave of our island home. Rather, the MV Hebrides which has served the Isle of Tiree for much of the winter timetable took her leave this morning. Clyde built and normally serving on the Uig Triangle (Skye to North Uist and Harris), the Hebrides replaced her sister ferry the MV […]

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After The Eclipse

The morning began so unpromising with grey, overcast skies and with little hope of witnessing the eclipse other than on television. (See Tiree’s Solar Eclipse.) Then just at the right time and at the right area of the sky, the clouds parted sufficiently to afford a spectacular view of the eclipse. Not only were we […]

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Tiree’s Solar Eclipse

Having forgone witnessing the “Northern Lights’, spectacularly recorded by photographers on the island, we thought the only way we were going to see the Eclipse was by watching the television. The sky darkened, the temperature dropped and the sky was covered by cloud. Then at just the right time, and at the important area of the […]

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Fàilte do Thiriodh

Welcome To Tiree Life on Tiree appreciates the new sign greeting residents and visitors arriving at the Pier. Sponsored by Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd, Caledonian MacBrayne and Discover Tiree it is indeed a welcome sight. Yes! Our beaches really are that good.

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My Kitchen Sink

Published by “Where The Corncrake Cries” Back in November, when I was returning to Tiree from the mainland, on the CalMac ferry I picked up a book written by various Scottish writers. They were describing their homes, whether past or present, and one author in particular described her kitchen sinks. This is our sixth kitchen […]

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The Spring Weather Yo-Yo

The Weather Yo-Yo that is spring has brought bright sunshine to the island today, even if the south easterly breeze still has a chill in it. With crocuses beginning to open their heads to the sun, it really does begin to feel as if spring has sprung. Of course this begs the question, “Which ‘spring? […]

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Pier View

You would imagine that the residents in ‘Pier View’ would have a clear view of the pier. In fact, few have any view of it. Both Glebe House and the Manse have a good view of it and even friends in Heylipol can see the MV Clansman at the pier. However the best view of […]

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A Powerful Reminder

On a day when the Queen and many paused to remember the cost of the war in Afghanistan, Tiree’s memorial serves as a powerful reminder of the cost of war and of the One who chose to lay down his life that we might know ‘peace with God’. in his letter to the young church […]

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