Countdown to Spring

This morning’s ferry brought with it the sunshine. First thing in the morning it had been damp. With the ‘Heb Isles’ came the sun. And this evening it is still clear. There is star after star What a sight! (Double-click for larger photographs in galleries) The air was so clear and so were the views. We […]

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A Splash of Colour

On Monday we had to visit someone living at Hough. Our return journey brought us back via Crossapol. We wanted to photograph some lambs. A picture for the grandchildren! En route we just had to stop at Cornaig. The daffodils by the Millhouse Hostel were eye catching. We were spoilt for colour – blue sky, green grass and […]

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A Sharp Reminder

Spring flowers might be out across the island but the weather today has been a sharp reminder that we are still in Winter and that we are not yet in Spring. The day started out rather dreich. It was damp cold with heavy rain showers. In the afternoon there were clear blue spells. However, the […]

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A Welcome Visitor

With the MV Clansman at Greenock for her annual overhaul. the MV Hebridean Isles has taken over her sailings from 25th February until the 12th March. (In galleries mouse-over for captions and double-click for larger photographs) The MV Hebridean Isles departed Port Askaig on Islay at 6:56. Sailing directly she arrived at Oban’s Ferry Terminal […]

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Weather Outlook

Today many parts of the United kingdom are experiencing stormy conditions. High winds and driving snow are affecting roads and railways. Trees have been brought down and schools closed. Sadly it has even resulted in the loss of life. (Storm Doris) How different on the Isle of Tiree. There is a stiff, cold breeze from […]

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A Good Sale

“Has it been a good sale?” “Aye! It’s been a good sale … for the islanders!” And it’s been a good sail for the Clansman – twice on one day to Tiree. Saturday 18th February 2017. The date of one of Tiree’s Cattle Sales. The ferry has to sail from Oban at 5:30am. This gives an […]

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Chocolate Swirl

Earlier in the day a rainbow arched over Gott Bay. Sadly the rainbow was not quite complete. The top of the arch was missing.   Thursday’s Rainbow over Gott Bay As the rainbow suggests it was a day of mixed weather. However, as evening approached we were afforded a grand sunset. Close to home is Tiree’s […]

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Baugh Revisited

In the past 12 months two people have requested that Life-on-Tiree feature two specific locations: Vaul and Manal respectively. In the coming months, time and weather permitting we shall attempt to fulfil these specific requests and to feature the various island townships. The Isle of Tiree is the most fertile island in the Hebrides. The […]

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An East Wind

An East wind did blow and brought with it a strong chill factor. Nevertheless once again the day began bright and sunny. Walking today was certainly invigorating! With the east wind gusting to 38mph the ferry was operating to an amended timetable. The arrival and departure at Tiree was as detailed in the Winter timetable. However there […]

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Pipped to the Post

The hour is late. Midnight is drawing close. Where is going to be the sunniest place in the UK? On Saturday Tiree struck gold – we had top spot on the podium. Official Met Office Figures Saturday was like a summer’s day, Well if you sat indoors and gazed outside. Venture out and you knew by […]

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