Tiree is on record as the largest rabbit free island in Britain and this is more than made up for by the presence of hares. What a joy it was to glance out of our living room window and see a hare just a few feet away. This called for the camera, but how to do […]Read more "Don’t believe everything you read!"
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 […]Read more "An Evening of Rainbows"
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 […]Read more "A Very Important Date"
The weather, as often, is a current topic of conversation on the island. ‘Haar’ or sea mist is much more associated with the East coast of Scotland, yet more than once in the last month it has drifted across the island. The wind coming from the north west has been damp and cold. For many […]Read more "Whatever The Weather Give Thanks"
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. […]Read more "Tiree Dashboard"
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 […]Read more "The Missing Link"
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, […]Read more "On Safari on Tiree"
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 […]Read more "Amber Alert"
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 […]Read more "New Life 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.’ […]Read more "On Your Marks on Tiree"