Tha i fiadhaich!

Whether you are waiting in the Airport Lounge or Doctor’s Surgey, or going round the shop, one of the first things that people talk about is the weather. Presently the Gaelic phrase, “Tha i fiadhaich!” is most apt for it means “It is wild!”

As the sun sets in the west storm clouds sweep across the island.
As the sun sets in the west storm clouds sweep across the island.

Today Tiree is being blasted by winds from the West-South-West, gusting to 55mph and rising. Every so often an icy hail shower has been thrown in for good measure. As a result the ferry was cancelled but thankfully the plane was able to land.  We had mail!

Although it has been wild, the island hasn’t worn a grey shroud. There have been fleeting glimpses of blue sky and amazing cloud formations. As the sun sets over Hynish the clouds reflect our wild weather.

Tha i fiadhaich!
Tha i fiadhaich!

The song writer says,
In heavenly love abiding, no change my heart shall fear;
And safe is such confiding, for nothing changes here:
The storm may roar without me,
My heart may low be laid;
But God is round about me,
And can I be dismayed?