14 Hours of Sunshine


Little wonder that the Isle of Tiree is the Sunshine Capital of the U.K. Yesterday saw the island enjoy 14 hours of glorious sunshine. To think we left this behind.


The previous evening we had arrived in Oban just before 10:30pm. We awoke to a town bathed in sunshine. Out and about ice creams were the order of the day for visitors.

With an early appointment and the coach not until noon there was time to appreciate the fact that Oban is the ferry capital of Scotland’s west coast.

MV Loch Striven and MV Isle of Mull

Our journey south took us through Inveraray, over the ‘Rest And Be Thankful’ and by the ‘Bonnie Banks’ of Loch Lomond. Inveraray Castle is the historic seat of the Duke of Argyll, the principal landowner on Tiree.

Inveraray Castle

Our final destination for the day was the pretty market town of Thame in Oxfordshire – five and half hours on from Glasgow.

Today we are in Oxford buying clothes to fit us out for an exciting day in Cambridge where we will be attending our son’s graduation. After that a trip to London to play with the grandchildren before the journey north.

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Life on Tiree normally involves preparing for travel whether by plane or ferry and making the most of visits to the Mainland.

Happy Birthday to her majesty Queen Elizabeth

Thanks to our correspondent on Tiree for pictures of Soroby.