Guiding Star

The Isle of Tiree is about 45 minutes flying time from Glasgow. By ferry the island is just under four hours from Oban. The ferries are regarded as a lifeline service. Most people and goods arrive by ferry. In the Hebrides there is a close connection with the sea. Consciously or unconsciously, we are dependent […]

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Inspiring Visitors

It had to happen. Even on Tiree it couldn’t go on forever. Four weeks of almost unbroken sunshine had to come to an end. Nevertheless there is a hardly a breeze and the sea is still flat and calm Temporarily the stunning sets are absent. There have been occasional breaks in the clouds. And the […]

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Sign of the Times

It is a sign of the times that Tiree Community Council is proposing to try to “adopt” the majority of telephone boxes in Tiree. Another sign is the sight of traffic management as contractors work to complete the task of running the fibre optic cable to the green cabinets in Pier Road (Scarinish), Crossapol, and […]

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Ghost Ship

What was that? Did you hear it? It sounded like a ship’s horn. And it could be heard over most of the island. There is goes again! Yet there was no sign of the ferry. Then gradually she slipped out of the mist. Probably less than 100 metres from the end of the pier. (In […]

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Late Arrival

Late Arrival. To be more accurate, ‘Late Arrivals’. One event went on to another and another. First the announcement that the sailing to Tiree had been suspended. The MV Clansman berthed in Oban was for the time being going no where. The statement referred to ‘technical reasons’. Apparently it was the failure of the onboard […]

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A Must Visit Island

Twenty Sixteen has been the year of A’ Bhuain, the sun drenched Tiree Home Coming event.  Although blue skies and seas cannot be guaranteed every Wednesday for CalMac’s Experience Tiree Tour, whatever the weather Tiree is a must visit island. ‘The Land below the Waves’  has some of the highest levels of sunshine in the UK […]

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A Grand Day Out

This morning at 10:00 the PS Waverley departed from Oban North Pier calling at Tobermory and Tiree before providing a cruise of the Gunna Sound – this is the sound that separates the islands of Coll and Tiree. What a perfect day for a sail up the Sound of Mull and out into the Passage […]

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Specialising in Sunsets

The Isle of Tiree with its big skies specialises in sunsets. Winter skies can often afford spectacular sunsets. This past month has seen one after another. And each one is different. – Thursday – not the red skies of previous evenings, nevertheless Thursday’s sky was impressive. Friday evening’s sunset cast a glow right round the […]

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Cool! Cool! Tiree!

Cool! Tiree! Temperatures hitting 20 degrees. It is bright, sunny, and hot on the Isle of Tiree. There is no cooling breeze down on the pier. The wind sock on the end of the pier is almost limp. The heat haze hides the islands of Eigg, Rum and Mull. (In galleries double-click for larger pictures, mouseover […]

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The Most Beautiful of All

The ferry leaves from Oban every day And passes Tobermory on the way, Then just beyond the lovely isle of Coll, Is Tiree, the most beautiful of all. (Moira Kerr) It’s not just blue skies and azure blue seas. Presently the Isle of Tiree is a riot of colour. Step out the door! Open your […]

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