. . . ‘I Spy’ . . . A game played by generations. Spotters’ guides written for British children, they were particularly successful in the 1950s and 1960s in their original form and again when relaunched by Michelin in 2009 after a seven-year gap in publishing. Tiree has its own popular series of spotter books […]Read more "Eye-Spy"
It is the penultimate second Saturday sailing under the Summer timetable. The MV Clansman enters Gott Bay under heavy skies. Yet, the nearby islands stand out in relief. The comment is, ‘not much chance of a sunset this evening’. The air is still and once again the midges are active. The ferry approaches the pier and […]Read more "End of an Era"
With family visiting for the weekend we decided to head to Balevullin this evening in order to walk the beach and watch the setting sun. It certainly did not disappoint. Let the photographs speak for themselves. And below it is a matter of going – going- gone! This is ‘Life-on-Tiree’Read more "Balevullin Sunset"
An exciting responsibility took us across Tiree to Sandaig. Sandaig lies at almost the opposite end of the island. It is one of Tiree’s 30 plus crofting townships. We have been to the township many times. It is the home base of the renown Tiree Fitness. From here Tiree’s Ultra-Marathon is planned and organised. Our host’s […]Read more "Secluded Sandaig"
The Wednesday sailing from Oban to Coll and Tiree departs Oban at 7:15am. This summer sailing arrives in Tiree at 11:05am and departs at 11:30am. Instead of returning directly to Oban it continues on to Barra. The ferry then arrives back in Tiree at 17:15pm This enables a day visit to Tiree. It is therefore possible […]Read more "Added Interest"
Sunset Safari. ‘An Turas’ is the Gaelic for ‘Journey’ The Isle of Tiree website defines it as: Both a building and an art work, a landmark and a symbol. Situated close to the CalMac Office it gives a view of the island land and seascape. (Moues-over for titles in galleries and double click for larger […]Read more "Sunset Safari"
It is strange how you suddenly become aware of the subtle change. Without looking out of the window you know there is a difference. The setting sun is casting g a russet glow all around. The decision is made to head for the crofting township of Vaul. Our way takes us along the shore of […]Read more "Vaul’s Magnificent Vista"
On Friday morning the first floats arrived on the island Their destination – the Rural Centre, Crossapol. Saturday is the annual Tiree Lamb Sale. There was further evidence of the forth coming sale. The machair close to home was denuded of its lamb population. This was heightened by the sound of bleating from the few […]Read more "Going, Going, Gone!"
Thursday 18th of August The evening and night of the Full Moon What a sight as it rose over the Passage of Tiree. Before the moon rose we took a walk along Salum Beach, The sea was so calm on the Atlantic facing bay. Hard to imagine the ferry is on an alert. No sight […]Read more "The Night of the Full Moon"
A recent trip to the mainland included a stay in Dundee and near Falkirk. The visit to Dundee coincided with the ‘Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail’. Men and women, young and old, were out on the trail. Grandparents and Grandchildren! (Mouse-over for captions and double click for larger photographs) We crossed the Tay Bridge which is 50 […]Read more "Tiree (Naturally)"