Big Skies

On an unexpected excursion to Heylipol we witnessed a full rainbow arch that crossed the island. But! No camera! By the time we reached Scarinish the bow had shrunk! Still Dramatic! But it had shrunk. No camera other than phone. With less than half an hour to sunset the cloud formations were amazing. The camera was now […]

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A Splash of Colour

After three days of warm sunshine, grey skies and seas have returned. The coats and scarves, hats and gloves, have been pressed back into service. Yet all is not lost. There has been a splash of colour, even on a grey day. Transported out of Scarinish we became aware that Spring had indeed touched the […]

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Improving Communications

Another small step has been taken in this past week in improving communications. First of all, several areas of the Tiree saw an improvement in the Vodafone Signal with the Mast on the neighbouring island of Coll going live in 2015. For the first time ever, it is possible in some areas of the island to […]

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Shades of Summer

The weather forecaster described the current weather in the West of Scotland as ‘Shades of Summer’ and this is certainly true on the Isle of Tiree. Blue has been the predominant colour of sky and sea. However, there have been so many different hues. Each hue a welcome shade of Summer. It is not just […]

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It’s Official

Tiree is the sunniest place in the UK. Well. For one day at least! Yesterday! 14th March The notice from the Met Office Website. See Life on Tiree’s ‘Beautiful! Unbelievable! Stunning!’

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“Beautiful!” That is just the weather. “Unbelievable!” Hardly a breath of wind. “Stunning!” Blue sky and clear blue water. Windows are thrown open to let the heat out! No coat! No hats! No scarfs or gloves! Wow! The work on the damaged undersea fire optic cable is progressing. The sea is almost flat calm – a real […]

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Home Coming 2016

A’Bhuain (literally ‘Harvest’) is the name given to Tiree’s ‘Home Coming’ Celebration. In 2006 about 70 ‘Homecomers’ from around the world came to the island and shared with family and friends in various events and celebrations. Ten years later, in May of this year, Tiree will be hosting A’Bhuain 2016.   No matter how joyous […]

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