Tiree’s Tardis is open for Christmas Gifts. Known as Chocolates and Charms it is a treasure. And the owner Becky Wright has been busy stocking up. At this time of the year visitors are few and far between. Most, but not all, of the cafes and gift shops are closed. So there are few places […]Read more "“He’s on his way!”"
It all began with the sound. This was not the stillness of falling snow. It was the incessant rat-tat-tat of hail pounding on the windows. The showers were short and sharp. They were intense while they lasted. And the effect on the ground was dramatic. Looking out the window you could be forgiven for thinking […]Read more "It’s No Snow"
It still amazes us how conscious we are of the weather here on Tiree. But then so much of life on Tiree is weather dependant. This is especially so for our crofters and fishermen. Weather watching is not an obsession. At least we don’t think so. Honest! The weather has a major impact on travel […]Read more "Tiree Weather Watch"
It is Sunday, Sunrise Day. And what a stunning sunrise. There is no doubt that it had the WOW factor. The light in the room was the first hint. Throwing back the curtains it was confirmed. We were certainly in for a real treat this morning. I simply had to witness the sunrise over the […]Read more "Sun-Rise-Day"
According to the Met Office, the meteorological winter begins on 1 December, whereas the astronomical winter begins on 21 December 2017. It is only mid November but this past week has been wintry. It feels dark with little strength to the sun’s rays. It is only five weeks to the winter solstice. So sunrise is […]Read more "Unofficially Winter"
The time was 3:00pm. The date was the 11th of November. The venue was the Memorial just off Pier Road. The occasion was the annual Act of Remembrance. The weather was dry. However by late afternoon it was cold. Thankfully there was no wind to speak about. This year the short service was led by […]Read more "Tiree Remembers"
Birds were a feature of this morning’s walk in Baugh Township. They were on the electric wires and poles. They were up above in the sky. They were on barbed wire. Wherever you looked there appeared to be birds. Here they are by the Roadman’s Cottage. But the thrill of the day was spotting a […]Read more "Baugh’s Birds"
Bay, Birds, Breakers, Baptist Church Premises, Ben Hynish and Balemartine, Baugh bathed by this evening’s sunset. It is Tuesday morning. Indeed a beautiful November day. And while some engage in seated exercise at The Baptist Church I take myself off and enjoy a walk around the crofting township of Baugh. Hearing the breakers on the […]Read more "Baugh’s Beauty"
Tiree does not qualify for dark skies status. However for the most part we enjoy dark skies. For example there are no street lights on the island. This evening (5th Nov) was the island’s bonfire night and firework display. This year it was held close to the beach at Scarinish. Once again we had a […]Read more "Light Fantastic"
An orange glow flooded our home this morning. After days of predominantly grey skies – colour once again. There is no doubt that we appreciated a calm and colourful weather window. At just the right time the clouds parted. The parting gave a window on the sunrise. The view towards the Paps of Jura just […]Read more "Calm and Colourful"