We have been living on Tiree just over two years and there are still places we have yet to explore. Almost every week we pass the end of the road, but it was not until this afternoon that we parked the car and walked the short distance up to the area known as ‘The Green’. With […]Read more "When East Moved West"
The journey begins the moment you land on Tiree whether it be on the apron at Tiree Airport or on the pier at Scarinish. However there is a particular place on Tiree known as ‘The Journey’ or to give it its Gaelic name ‘An Turas‘. To quote Duncan MacMillan, “An Turas is in, and of, the […]Read more "The Journey"
The start of our third year on the Isle of Tiree has typically been characterised by an awareness of sun, sea and sky. Sun or perhaps the lack of it! Like most of Scotland, Tiree has suffered a cold, damp summer. Since our return home this year’s norm has continued with sunshine, heavy showers and a strong […]Read more "Sun, Sea And Sky"
There are perhaps quicker ways of making the journey, but our choice was perhaps the most convenient for us – Caledonian Sleeper from London Euston to Glasgow Central then onward by City Link coach to Oban, where the journey really begins. Oban is the main gateway to the Isles, to both the Inner and Outer […]Read more "Return To Tiree"
Life on Tiree is certainly never dull or boring! We woke up this morning to be informed that due to operational reasons, today's service from Oban to Coll and Tiree and return has been delayed and will now operate an amended timetable. The reason appears to be down to a technical issue with MV […]Read more "Sea Change"
When you are looking forward to a visitor you want them to see Tiree at its best. It was literally a flying visit, 27 hours between their landing and take off. Apart from a dark menacing cloud and a brief shower on the Sunday morning, the sun shone for them. After a beautiful afternoon and […]Read more "Good Night Tiree"
Lights! Camera! Action! – Part Two “Is Dad going to see the Midnight Ferry?” was the text-message? “Of course was the reply!” It’s not every day that Tiree has more than two sailings. How could I miss a midnight sailing? Friday 14th August 2015 is the date fixed for the Annual sale of 5000 Cross […]Read more "Lights! Camera! Action!"
Light! Camera! Action! – Part One Originally conceived as a single post, such was thee action that it demanded two separate posts. The occasion was the Tiree Lamb Sale. The previous day was characterised by sunshine and warmth – well by this year’s standards. Any sunshine on sale day was like two bookends. The island of Mull was […]Read more "Light! Camera! Action!"
Today the Isle of Tiree is Sun Kissed. On a day in which the South of England experienced torrential downpours resulting in flooding and homes being struck by lightning, Tiree at last had warmth and sunshine. Today’s ‘Experience Tiree’ cruise might well have been titled ‘The Sunshine Cruise’ for both sky and sea were an […]Read more "The Sunshine Cruise"
Friday 14th August 2015 is the date fixed for the Annual sale of 5000 Cross bred lambs, an important date in the crofting and farming community on Tiree. Last year prices were good, but so far this year prices have been disappointing. Tomorrow will reveal whether Tiree can buck the trend. Preparations are well under […]Read more "Going! Going! Gone!"