We enjoy having visitors. We enjoy showing them around the island. There are simply so many natural attractions.. In fact it is hard to squeeze everything into one week. Our last visitors climbed the giddy heights of Ben Hynish. We managed to cross over to the island of Soa. We watched the Clansman in Gunna […]Read more "When Visitors Come"
Friday ended the run of wall to wall sunshine. For the first time in over a week we woke to wet windows. Yet the rain did not amount to much – hardly enough to satisfy our crofters. As daylight hours drew in the western sky began to glow. The glow served to alert you to the […]Read more "Simply Friday"
Living on the Isle of Tiree you are conscious of sky and sea. With our big skies we can see the approach of weather systems. With our dark sky we often have an uninterrupted view of the moon and stars. (In galleries mouseover for captions, double click for larger photos) The moon influences the sea […]Read more "May’s Full Flower Moon"
Intoxicating! Magnificent! Unbelievable! On the Isle of Tiree you run out of superlatives. It is so refreshing to have visitors to stay. It is interesting to see the island through their eyes. It is enlightening to hear their comments about Tiree. We had various responsibilities in the afternoon. So, in the morning we made the most […]Read more "Intoxicating"
Unbelievable! Flat calm seas. Wall to wall blue sky. Hardly a breath of wind. Bright, warm, sunny weather. No coats, scarfs, gloves or hats. Instead suncream and sunglasses. For one of our guests the day began with an 8 mile run It took in the full length of Gott Bay there and back. And he did […]Read more "Unbelievable!"
There is a certain way they talk on natural history documentaries. In hushed, almost reverent tones, the presenter speaks. “It is 5:20am and I am slipping out of the house. There is a stillness, very little is moving. The sky all around is stratified – Morphing from red to blue.” “Any clouds are wispy and white, […]Read more "In Hushed Tones"
I woke up this morning with dancing feet, dancing feet, dancing feet. I woke up this morning with dancing feet and I danced all day long. God made my feet – God made my toes God made my fingers – God made my nose God made my eyes so I can see I’m glad that […]Read more "Dancing Feet"
The date was the the 29th of April. The event was the Tiree 10K and Half Marathon. The location was the beautiful Isle of Tiree, Scotland. But, there is more to Tiree than simply providing a backdrop. It’s not a sales pitch. It’s not an advertising slogan. There is more to Tiree than providing a […]Read more "More Than"
Enjoy a flavour of the Bank Holiday Weekend on Tiree. The occasion is the 2017 Tiree 10K and Half Marathon. This event is 12 years old and draws runners from all over. The Aperitif The journey to the Isle of Tiree is in itself an aperitif. Travel by ferry from Oban and you pass through […]Read more "An Exciting Flavour"