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.

Pier Road for those with Eyes to see.
Pier Road for those with Eyes to see.

Walking across the Machair the occasional daisy was the first wild flower to catch our attention. Then in the past few days the road sides seemed to have sprung to life. This afternoon, on a walk to the broch at Dùn Mòr, Vaul, on Tiree’s north east coast, we were pleasantly surprised by the sheer variety of wild flowers on view. And there were lambs too!

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Out in the bay we could see the heads of seals appearing, disappearing and reappearing. On the rocks were oyster catchers. On the road home what a joy to  see calves frolicked with each other, kicking their heels in the air.




There’s evidence all around of new life on Tiree.

“See! The winter is past;
the rains are over and gone.
Flowers appear on the earth;
the season of singing has come,
the cooing of doves
is heard in our land.”
The Song of Solomon 2:11-12 (in the Bible)