On the 22nd of August, we reach another milestone – resident on Tiree for two years. On our fact finding expedition two months before our arrival we were asked if we had experienced a winter yet. A good question. This summer it has felt as if we have been on the island two years and […]Read more "Another Milestone"
Make hay while the sun shines. Very difficult for there has been very little growth due to the lack of warmth in the air and very little sunshine either so it could be a very hard winter for many of the island’s crofters. With the sun out today it was take photographs while you can. Having […]Read more "Make Hay"
Partly because we do not have planes landing every two minutes at Tiree airport and partly because any transatlantic flights are generally flying about 35,000 feet, we are unused to regular aircraft noise. First of all we heard the sound of a rotor blade, then the helicopter came into view as it swooped towards the […]Read more "When Time is Money"
The morning began by considering what are perhaps some of the most fundamental questions in life. Having previously watched an edition of ‘Long Lost Family’ I was prompted to ask, “Who am I?” “What or Who created me?” “Where have I come from?” Right at the beginning of the Bible, we read . . . God created […]Read more "Prompted To Ask"
The remains of the day. A day that was for the most part, calm, warm and sunny. The forecast for tomorrow is for the wind to rise and for rain to arrive in the afternoon. The result is that the Tiree Regatta has been cancelled for 2015Read more "Remains of the Day"
According to the dictionary the definition of ‘high summer’ is the hottest part of the summer. This year ‘high summer’ in Scotland could be defined as high winds and high tides. With weather more reminiscent of October it has been cold and damp with occasional sunny days. However, with winds being predominantly from the […]Read more "High Summer"
It’s not everyday that you are 90 – but yesterday, Saturday the 1st of August, Lachlan Mackinnon (Parkhouse) Balephetrish celebrated his 90th along with family and friends. Today, the church family joined with Lachie and his wife Rena in marking this very special occasion. Becky Wright presented him with a birthday card before leading us […]Read more "The Birthday Boy"
It is hard to believe that the day began so wet and windy and yet ended with another inspirational sunset. Camera in hand and setting out to walk, it was clear that it was going to be another spectacular sunset. So I chose to walk towards Gott Bay and then to return along the foreshore. […]Read more "Inspirational Tiree"
The day began with gusting wind and heavy rain, but by the afternoon the wind had dropped and it was dry. The evening was a delight, calm and sunny. The clouds that masked the sunset reflected the glow of the sun over the waters of the Passage of Tiree. The old harbour Scarinish was a feast for the […]Read more "Tiree’s Night of the Blue Moon"