An Evening of Rainbows

Like so much of the month of May, today has been characterised by cold westerly winds originating in the north. At times there has been bright sunshine and at other times sharp, short rain shocks! This evening has been marked by bright rainbows, calling forth gasps of exclamation. As the ‘Mighty Clansman’ sailed into the Bay from […]

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A Very Important Date

The contract for provision of Scotland’s West Coast lifeline ferry services is up for renewal. In light of this CalMac are embarking on a major tour of Scotland’s west coast communities to ask ferry users how the customer experience can be improved on their lifeline services. Board members and senior executives from CalMac’s parent company David MacBrayne […]

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Tiree Dashboard

Tiree Dashboard brings together important web based information for residents and visitors alike. It is the brainchild of Prof. Alan Dix and I would like to thank him for giving ‘Life On Tiree’ permission to make it public. We owe him thanks too for all the time and work in bringing his idea to fruition. […]

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The Missing Link

Going!  Going!  Gone! Once a distinctive feature in the Island Township of Scarinish, this ‘Kit House’ has almost completely gone. Once the house had been emptied of its contents, it was demolished within the space of a few days. In many ways ‘Links Cottage’ latter days were more colourful than its former. Thanks to the […]

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On Safari on Tiree

With family visiting for a few days, it is an ideal opportunity to show off the island. Although today, Monday, has been breezy with gusts into the low 50s, the sun has made an appearance. There were occasions when you could see the edge of the weather front. Consequently while we were enjoying blue skies, […]

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Amber Alert

Today’s sailing of ‘MV Lord of the Isles’ was on an Amber Alert. With winds gusting in excess of 40 mph the decision was taken to make only one visit to Coll. With the sun shining and wind gusting from the south west LOTI entered Gott Bay and made her approach to the pier. After […]

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New Life on Tiree

Since Easter there has been a real sense that the island is wakening up after its long winter slumber. It’s not just that the ‘Farmhouse Cafe‘ and ‘Chocolates and Charms’ have re-opened, that visitors are appearing, but there are lambs, calves and hares almost everywhere. Walking across the Machair the occasional daisy was the first […]

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On Your Marks on Tiree

They day began with typical Tiree Sunshine, but by the start of the race the Tiree Breeze was making itself felt. They arrived by the boat-load – And by plane! Based on the Hebridean island of Tiree, Tree Fitness claims to bring ‘everything you need to enjoy being active in the unspoilt natural landscape of Tiree.’ […]

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