When Blue Gives Way

The setting is the sky above Gott Bay. The theme is when ‘Blue Gives Way’. It is Sundown. Our west facing window acts like a magnet at sundown. There only has to be a hint of a sunset to draw one outside. Thursday’s blue sky was to give way to shades of yellow and red […]

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Tiree Marine Blue

Gott Bay on the South East of Tiree is impressive in its own way. It is here you will find Tràigh Mhor – the Big Beach. It is here yachts and ribs safely anchor. Gott Bay is where the ferry calls. Here is Scarinish Pier. The Pier gives evidence of at least three different ages. The newest […]

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Tiree Blue

Thursday was the day Tiree turned blue. The sun shone and the land and seascape was transformed. Blue can be a cold colour but on that particular day it was was warm and bright. In the clear blue sky the neighbouring islands stand out clear. Any clouds are light and only add to the drama. It is a […]

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Baugh A View

The crofting township of Baugh affords a truly beautiful outlook. The slight rise in the road gives an elevated view all round. A view that encompasses the neighbouring islands. Yes! Stop and Baugh a View. (Baugh pronounced Bag) Where else does a walk to the Doctor’s Surgery include such views? Views that take in the […]

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A First For Tiree

On Saturday 30th July 2016 a ‘Step Out’ Team from the Scottish Baptist Churches will step off the evening plane at Tiree Airport – a first for Tiree. Over the years ‘Step Out’ Teams have visited many towns in Scotland but until now they have never visited an island – all that is about to […]

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When the boat comes in

During the summer 2016 timetable the Wednesday sailing from Oban to Coll and Tiree continues onward to Barra and then returns to Tiree. This enables visitors to spend six hours exploring Tiree and permits traffic to sail directly between Tiree and Barra. With this evening’s return sailing alongside Tiree’s pier the fishing boat ‘Atlantis’ arrives home in the […]

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A Tantalizing Glimpse

This evening’s walk to the CalMac pier afforded only a tantalising glimpse of the sun setting, but it was nevertheless a calm, dry and rewarding evening’s walk. Look East. There over Ruaig the sky hinted at the time of day. At first the clouds parted behind Glebe House. Further down the pier the parting was […]

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Saturday into Sunday

It had been a busy day and we needed to clear our heads. A brief walk to the pier at Scarinish was called for. It was just after 10:00pm. There was no dramatic sunset. It had been a rather dull, damp day. After all it was the Tiree Association’s Sports Day. The sun had already set but […]

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Show Time

Friday 22nd July 2016 was Show Time on Tiree. The earliest record of a show on the island was 1877. It has had various venues over the years including Scarinish. Since 2004 the Show has been held at the Rural Centre and Mart, Crossapol. Tiree has a proud record of producing award winning stock. Our crofters […]

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One Off – One ON

This evening was the last additional sailing in connection with the Music Festival. It provided another afternoon sailing to the island from Oban. It avoided an early morning rise for those travelling. It enabled those wishing to the visit Tiree for the day to do so. Instead of the return sailing to Barra, it was […]

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