Not a Snowflake in Sight

Blue Sky and not a snow flake in sight. The only snow to be seen is miles away across the water. There is still snow on Ben More on Mull, Skye and Mainland Peaks. For the past four days we have enjoyed sunshine. It would not be truthful to say bright, warm, sunshine. There is […]

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Relief Beyond Belief!

This morning our deductions were proved correct. The MV Lord of the Isles was a most welcome relief ferry. The MV Lord Isles was the relief vessel for the damaged MV Hebridean Isles. The latter had been the relief vessel for the MV Clansman away for its annual overhaul. It was a relief in more […]

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A Sunny Sunday

Here on the Isle of Tiree it has been a beautiful sunny day. After yesterday’s drama it has been much calmer. The sky has been blue and almost cloudless. However there has been a nip to the air. Yesterday’s drama centred around the MV Hebridean Isles.
 She suffered damage attempting to berth at Tiree’s pier. […]

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Construct and Destruct

Saturday the 24th of February was the first day of the alternate Winter Timetable. This is the consequence of the MV Clansman being away for its annual overhaul. The replacement vessels cannot match the MV Clansman’s timing. This year the replacement is the MV Hebridean Isles. At least it is meant to be. I set […]

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Atlantic Facing

For the past two months the Church of Scotland Manse at Gott Bay has been occupied. A retired minister and his wife from Australia have been in residence. During their stay they have been serving the congregation. It has been a joy to get to know them. Ted is rather limited in the distance that […]

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Sale Day

It’s not a spelling mistake. This was the first Tiree Livestock Sale of 2018. It meant a busy day at the pier with two sailings of the ferry. For many people Saturday is a day for a long lie. Not for those travelling to Tiree on ‘Sale Day’. They had to be at the port […]

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Fishy Business

Standing outside the Church of Scotland Manse you have a great view. In one direction you look out across Gott Bay to the Isle of Mull. In another direction you look out towards the Rum Cuillin Look behind you and there is our own Ben Hynish. This morning Ben More on Mull was snow covered. […]

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The New Norm

Frost and snow are meant to be rare on the Isle of Tiree. Yet this year, 2018, it is as if the abnormal has become the normal. In the past seven days we have seen lochens frozen and the Machair turn white. More often than not both sunrise and sunset have been hidden from view. […]

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It’s Exciting

“If you go down to the Noust today You’re sure of a big surprise If you go down to the Noust today You’ll see them working on the prize.” The prize is the reward for all their hard work. Right now that work is of a vital preparatory nature. The goal is the constructing and […]

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Day One

On the first day of the week the sun rose and set. You might be thinking that there’s nothing unusual in that. But on this occasion both sunrise and sunset were clearly visible. Here on our island we have enjoyed three consecutive calm sunny days. However it was only on Sunday that both sunrise and […]

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