A flying visit is a most apt description. No sooner back on the island and I have to fly off. I have to keep a long standing appointment in Glasgow. This morning was proof that daylight hours are getting longer. With the curtains drawn back we were treated to a great sunrise. The wind was […]Read more "A Flying Visit"
‘The ferry leaves for Oban every day And passes Tobermory on the way, Then just beyond the lovely isle of Coll, Is Tiree, the most beautiful of all.’ The ferry leaves Oban every day That is certainly true for the summer timetable But under the winter timetable it is a different matter. At present there […]Read more "Welcome Home"
There is no bridge or tunnel linking Tiree to the Mainland. For vehicles the only link is the CalMac ferry to Oban. Many foot passengers choose to travel by ferry. The crossing is normally just under 4 hours. The journey can be memorable …. In galleries double-click for larger pictures. Mouse-over for captions in galleries […]Read more "An Unscheduled Stay"
A Winter’s Tale of a beautiful winter’s day on the Isle of Tiree. Wintry weather came late to the island this year. Even today it has been so mild and still. No wind blowing round the house or lifting the slates. No hail playing a tune on the windows or roof. No wild waves or […]Read more "A Winter’s Tale"
Well! Did it snow on Tiree? Unlike may parts of the country Tiree was not covered by a blanket of snow. We have had just a sprinkling of snow. We have had several intense hail laden squalls. They tried their hardest to impersonate snow but failed. Nevertheless, it was exciting to wake up to a […]Read more "Thankfully Spared"
It may not be a named to storm to the Met Office but it has certainly felt like a storm here on Tiree. The winds have consistently gusted over 60 mph throughout most of the day. At 5:00am the wind gusted to 77mph a fact noted by the BBC weather report at lunchtime. The Tiree […]Read more "One Unknown"
Batten down the hatches! The Met Office has issued a weather warning of snow and strong winds for much of Scotland between Wednesday and Friday. The yellow ‘Be Aware’ warning includes the Isle of Tiree. Winds gusting in excess of 60mph are forecast for Wednesday with the possibility of snow on Thursday into Friday. The combination […]Read more "Weather Warning"
Today the Mighty Clansman came to the rescue. There have been no flights to or from Tiree since Thursday evening. The island and its airport have been covered by a blanket of dense fog. The sound of the ferry’s powerful horn could be clearly heard. There was no sign of the Isle of Mull or […]Read more "To The Rescue"
This morning the sun burst through the clouds momentarily. For the most part it has been a grey, windy day. What a contrast with the previous day. A day to look back on thankfully. Just after 9 the sun began to put its head above the headland. At first light there was a hint of […]Read more "A Ray Of Sunshine"
It may feel like a rerun but no two performances are identical. Yes! The sun rises and the sun sets every day. But! Each sunrise and each sunset is unique. Some days you do not witness it all. Other days it is dramatic. Today’s encore was difference from yesterday’s performance. There were certain similarities but […]Read more "Encore"