Today Tiree has experienced a welcome break in the weather. No gusting winds! No sharp, shocks from intense showers! Just bright sunshine and amazing cloud formations. A welcome break indeed. With a young guest to entertain for the day the three of us headed out for lunch to the Farmhouse Cafe, Balemartine. Suitably refreshed the […]Read more "A Welcome Break"
Following the technical problems with the MV Hebrides at Lochmaddy that resulted in the ferry colliding with nearby pontoons and striking rocks below the waterline the vessel will move to Garvel Docks, Greenock. As a consequence the MV Clansman is being redeployed to the Uig Triangle and the MV Lord of the Isles removed from […]Read more "No time to say Goodbye"
The weather forecast was for winds in excess of 45mph. Experience was suggesting the ferry was unlikely to sail. Strangely the ferry was only on a yellow alert. We had flown off on a mission to represent Tiree Baptist Church. We were on the Mainland for the induction of Elspeth Maclean. Previously the Island’s Church […]Read more "Stormbound in Oban"
It was an early start to our day. Due to a cattle sale in South Uist our ferry was operating to an amended timetable. It meant rising at 4:00am to be in time to catch our ferry. The previous day we had travelled north from Thame in Oxfordshire. We arrived in Oban at 19:43 after […]Read more "No Dream!"
The watch word today is the weather. We didn’t experienced the high temperatures of the Mainland. What we did enjoy on Tiree was a bright, warm, sunny Autumn day. With cases packed we left in plenty of time for the pier office. The first leg of our long journey south is by ferry to […]Read more "Sailing into the Sunset"
Tiree has lived lived up to its reputation as Scotland’s Sunshine Capital. While the rest of the UK is sweltering, it is sunny and moderately warm here. It is just right for our visitors to explore the island and see Tiree at its glorious best. The day dawned sunny and calm. After recent stormy weather is was a […]Read more "Tiree Welcomes Visitors"
After the storms of the past few days with winds gusting to 54mph, who would have thought it would be so calm this evening, or that we would have had such a dramatic sunset. It was just as if no expense had been spared. Where better to head for in Scarinish than the pier at […]Read more "In Full Colour"
Our Tiree Sandwich. Yesterday was the filling – sunshine. On either side of Saturday it has been stormy. At present the rain is lashing down, driven by high winds. Friday was a dull, grey day. It didn’t rain all day, but when it did, it did. By night-time the wind had started to rise to […]Read more "Sunshine Sandwich"
The Tiree Lunch Club have gone exploring. They have gone on Safari to the Mainland. It is their annual expedition. The 2016 Safari includes a visit to the famous Five Sisters Zoo. It is one of Scotland’s premier wildlife attractions. Watch out West Calder here they come! (In galleries mouse-over for captions, double-click for larger photos.) […]Read more "Great Explorations"
On Thursday the 8th of September, Elspeth Jane MacLean left her charge, as minister of the Church of Scotland on Tiree, and set out for the South Lanarkshire village of Forth. For five years Elspeth has lived and sought to serve God on the island. Ordained and inducted in Kirkapol Church on 14th July 2011, she […]Read more "Go Forth"