Hauntingly Beautiful

We woke up to an island shrouded in mist. On a Friday the ferry departs Oban an hour earlier at 6:15am. It then sails directly to Tiree with an arrival time of 9:35am. From our home we could distinctly hear the haunting sound of her horn. On board her was the Team Leader of the […]

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As Temperatures Soared

Temperatures soared over the UK. Some of the highest were recorded in Scotland. Here on the Isle of Tiree we managed a maximum of 23.6 °. With no wind and no clouds it felt even warmer. (The temperature is recorded in the shade.) What a day it turned out to be. Even the tar was […]

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The Dawn Effect

It was about 04:30am “What time was sunrise this morning?” A quick check revealed it to be at 4:39am in Scarinish. I slipped out of bed. Opened the patio door. And simply listened to the stillness. Yet it wasn’t quiet, there was the dawn chorus. And every so often sheep could be heard bleating. No! […]

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Encore! Encore!

Sunday evening’s sunset proved to be a topic of yesterday’s conversation. The sunset and the ensuing gloamin’ were well and truly photographed. Some people even recorded the colourful scene  at midnight. It was if Monday evening proved to be an encore. There were some wispy clouds which only added to the event. We had no […]

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A Fitting Finale

It was our guests last full day on Tiree. It was proving to be one of their calmest, warmest days. As the day progressed the early morning clouds dispersed. In their place was a clear blue sky heralding a great evening ahead. On Sundays it is a joy to meet with the church family to […]

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White sandy beaches. Colourful machair. Stunning sunsets Sea Tours to Skerryvore Lighthouse and the Treshnish Isles. These are the things normally associated with the Isle of Tiree. Colours of Tiree and Lunga This week there was a colourful display of a different kind. There were colourful diggers and vans in Scarinish. The Electricity Company were […]

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Return to Normality

It’s a Wednesday, the day of the Barra sailing. In the Summer Timetable the ferry sails from Oban to Coll and Tiree. Then it heads through the Gunna Sound and out into the Little Minch. Its next port of call is Castlebay on the Island of Barra almost three hours away. There is a sense […]

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Matriarch of the Machair

We are out West heading between Manal and Hynish. There she appeared the Matriarch of the Machair. There she stood between the rocks. Yet only metres from the shore. It is three weeks since we returned to Tiree from our holiday. In that time we have enjoyed a spell of sunny, dry weather. This is […]

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Skilful Welcoming Industrious

Skilful. Welcoming. Industrious. Three words that represent a SWI event on Tiree. The event was the Annual Show held this year in An Talla, Crossapol. SWI stands for the Scottish Women’s Institute. Tiree is a member of the Mull and Tiree Federation. There is one institute on the Isle of Tiree and several on Mull. […]

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The Clansman’s Return

Saturday 9th June saw the return of the Mighty One. Essential repairs to her propulsion system have been completed. She was due back in service on June 13, but is back in service as of today. The MV Lord of the Isles was due to sail twice it being a Saturday. With her reduced capacity […]

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