The Easter holiday brought many visitors to the island. Some came by plane but the majority came by ferry. The visitors we have in mind flew in. Over the winter months we had our regulars in the garden. They were primarily starlings and pigeons. Regulars are always welcome. However the variety and number of visitors has […]Read more "Welcome Visitors"
Easter Monday brought with it bright, relatively warm, sunshine. At lunchtime we had a responsibility that took us across the island. The day and the trip were a reminder of the delight of living in the Hebrides. Tiree is the most westerly of the Inner Hebrides. It is also low lying with three main areas […]Read more "Hebridean Delight"
It’s Easter Monday and the sun is shining brightly. In the foreground is the MV Clansman. The backdrop is the Isle of Mull. The stretch of water is known as the Passage of Tiree. The Passage of Tiree lies between Tiree and the Isle of Mull. To berth at Tiree’s pier the ferry must turn […]Read more "A Colourful Canvas"
The Tiree tradition is to meet on the beach at dawn. In recent years this has been in front of the manse at Gott. This year the plan was to meet at Baugh just before sunrise. The alarm clock is set for 5:00am We waken just before the alarm sounds. At 5:35 we set out […]Read more "Easter"
With an onward journey from Glasgow for our son we kept a watchful eye on the plane’s arrival time at Tiree and thankfully its arrival and departure was according to schedule. With our son safely away we had a relaxing cup of coffee. After that it was to be lunch at Tiree Tots’ Easter Fayre. The […]Read more "A Royal Occasion"
Gunna Sound Do you mean the Ceiledh Band? Or do you mean a stretch of water? It is actually a particular stretch of water. But it is worth mentioning the well known Ceilidh Band After all the Isle of Tiree is justly proud of its musical tradition. What a range this tradition includes: At the […]Read more "Gunna Sound"
Day One was Tràigh Shorobaidh. It is also known as Soroby or Balinoe Beach. This 1.5km beach is at the West End of the island. It lies between Crossapol Point and the township of Balemartine. The clue to our second beach was ‘Have you GOTT the Clue?’ Our second beach walk was at the East […]Read more "Day Two – Second Beach"