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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Golden Jura

After yesterday’s grey snow laden skies, today dawned with clear views across the island and beyond. From our south facing windows we could distinctly see the Paps of Jura. The ‘Paps’ had an amazing setting. What a palette of gold, red, pink and blue to mention just a few of the colours on this spectacular canvas. […]

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It’S NO Joke

The forecast is for ‘wintry showers’ and wintry showers have fallen on Tiree. There are no deep drifts although underfoot the roads are slippery and slushy. For some who were out early the roads were frosty and slippery in places. However sunrise was soon dispelled by threatening leaden skies. The rain that fell before lunch […]

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Quiet Reflections

Dull and grey. There was no dramatic sunrise. Weatherise, this morning started unpromising. But slowly, slowly the sky began to lighten and brighten. Arriving home about 4pm, we headed down on foot to the pier. (double-click for larger pictures) Quiet Reflections. It was unbelievably calm. This was Pier View – the view from the pier. […]

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Stepping out this morning in order to meet the ferry at the pier I was conscious that it was much colder. There was very little wind, but the air itself was decidedly nippy. The view across the Passage of Tiree was of a snow capped Ben More on the Isle of Mull. (Mouseover for titles […]

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