Surreal Dawn to Dusk

This morning before sunrise the MV Hebrides berthed at Tiree. It had been an early start for crew and passengers with the vessel departing the Oban Ferry Terminal at 5:00am. With the ferry unable to sail on Saturday due to Storm Gertrude and cancelled on Monday due to Storm Henry this was the first of two […]

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Drama in Black and White

Walking is important! At least for my health and well being. It didn’t matter that the wind was gusting to 55mph. Battling against the wind just added to the sense of exhilaration. I had no intention of taking any photographs so left the trusty camera at home. My determination not to photograph melted at Scarinish when […]

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Snowfall and Spindrift

It may only be a sprinkling to you, but here on Tiree we woke up to a snowfall. In fact, it is the second time in as many weeks. As they announce in the weather forecast, ‘even down to sea level’. The amount of snow varied across the island. For most it was a mixture […]

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Room with a View

This morning we woke to the sound of the wind. It was even louder in our living room. The roof slates were dancing. Gertrude! Yet what a view from our south facing windows. What it is to have rooms with a view. And not just when the sky is blue. At first light we could […]

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Gratitude

“Have you still got a roof?” Thankfully we have! And we are filled with gratitude for the concerned enquiry. (Mouse-over for titles – Double click for larger pictures) Gertrude is still making her presence felt. The titles are rattling and hail is battering the windows. Although the worst of the storm has passed the gusts are still […]

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Challenging Conditions

With a trip to the Mainland in less than a week’s time, we have been keeping a close eye on the weather forecast. The storm that brought record levels of snow to the East Coast of the USA has brought wet and windy conditions to the West Coast of Scotland – including Tiree. Double click […]

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Moonlighting

Life on Tiree has been busy during the past week, but often the weather has not been ideal for photography. On Wednesday the 20th of January from sunrise to sunset the sun was around for the most of the time. In the afternoon we had an opportunity to see the work progressing on two new […]

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So much more

There’s much more to the Isle of Tiree than the crofting township of Scarinish. With the BT exchange Scarinish has a reasonable broadband speed. For me it has the attraction of the pier and old harbour. It has the Bank, the Co-Op and a Post Office. But Tiree has much more to offer. Unlike many […]

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A Visual Reminder

With darkness falling, hail rattling on the windows and thunder clapping, it is good to be reminded what a beautiful morning it was on the Isle of Tiree – a breath taking sunrise, blue skies and, clear views of Tiree’s snow capped ‘Bens’. Although Tiree is relatively flat, our highest point being just over 460 feet […]

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Snow Capped Bens

After yesterday’s snow fall Tiree is an island of two halves. While the east is almost snow free the West has a modest covering of snow. (For titles in galleries mouseover – for larger pictures double-click.) This morning you cannot miss Tiree’s ‘Beinns” while Ben Hough is almost snow free both Ben Hynish and Kenavara […]

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