Quietly Reflecting

Quietly Reflecting – People Make Tiree

Today Tiree once again feels like the sunshine capital of  Scotland, even the UK. It is a warm, sunny, Autumn day with hardly a breeze. Someone remarked, “It’s our second day of summer.” On a day like today you cannot help but appreciate where you live. Without even venturing out of the crofting township of Scarinish, you have magnificent views across to the Dutchman’s Cap (one of the Treshnish Islands, to Ben More, down to the Ross of Mull and then to the Paps of Jura.

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The view across Gott bay is equally stunning, taking in the crofting townships of Kirkapol, Brock and Ruaig. Tiree’s Turbine Tilley has a companion known as Tilleybeg. (Beg is the Gaelic for small.)

Tiley and Tileybeg
Tilley and Tilleybeg

Walking across the headland the warmth had brought out the remaining flowers, fungi and heathers.

How the sun was dancing on the sea!

So our walk takes us to the harbour and lighthouse.
Meeting a friend causes us to quietly reflect.
“People Make Tiree.”