The journey is from our house to the pier. On foot it only takes just over five minutes. On the way you pass ‘An Turas’ – a journey into the landscape. This evening the journey was into a landscape coloured by the setting sun. In Pier Road the Memorial had taken on the colour of […]Read more "The Journey"
Home to this . . . Home to the machair. Home to azure blue waters. Home to white shell sand beaches. Home to blue sky and a breath taking sunset. In galleries mouse-over for captions and double-click for larger photos It was good to be home to an island with a real sense of community. […]Read more "Home"
We did the rising, the sun did the shining. After a weekend away for a family event in the Borders, It was time to return to our home on the beautiful Isle of Tiree. (In galleries mouse-over for captions and double click for larger photos) The venue was Aikwood Tower near Selkirk. The journey home included […]Read more "Rise and Shine"
It’s Show Day on Tiree. Historically the show has enjoyed sunny weather. What will the weather have in store today for the show? With the Friday morning ferry to catch we wake up early. We have still the final packing to complete. But we don’t need to be up this early. It is only 4:45am! […]Read more "Good Morning Tiree"
Goodnight from the beautiful Isle of Tiree. It is the end of another warm July day. All is calm. It is Thursday evening and there is hardly a breath of wind. Washing still out on the lines must surely be dry.. The wind sock on the pier hangs limp. Although it is warm and still […]Read more "Goodnight"
It’s all over for another year. I can get back to just simply grazing. Life can take on a sense of normality once more. Life is thankfully proving a little quieter. None of that heavy base beat every evening. It’ll be me and the other girls enjoying the delights of the machair. TMF 2017 is […]Read more "Just Ruminating"
Tiree Music Festival describes itself as more than a music festival. TMF is said to be ‘a true island adventure’. What other festival has such a location? Think picture-perfect white sands and world-famous surf. Think roads lined with lush greenery and wild flowers. Think sunshine! You can understand the longings of the Festival organisers. The […]Read more "The Glasgow Fair Factor"
Gott Bay is the point of arrival and departure of most people. This is true for residents and visitors alike. It is the location of the island’s pier. And the bay has a new look. Gott Bay has the Isle of Tiree’s largest beach, An Tràigh Mhòr. It is often frequented by kite and sail […]Read more "New Look"
At sunset Balevullin is a magnet for photographers. It is not often we have the opportunity to be there at sundown. We made this our destination of choice for our visitors fresh off the ferry. In the right conditions Balevullin affords views of the Outer Hebrides. With clear skies there was a clear view to […]Read more "Township of the Mill"
Why are the flags flying? It is not simply because the sun is out. The flags are flying for the Tiree Music Festival. It is July and it feels like summer. The sky is blue and the air is pleasantly warm. And the sea, azure blue, looks so enticing, so inviting. What a great start […]Read more "The Flags Are Out!"