It’s Monday morning. The wind is gusting. The sky turns an inky black. Then the heavens well and truly open. This is the day the Holiday Club is beginning! The club is now in its third year. This year it is called ‘Kitchen Tales’. It is organised by Tiree Baptist Church. Help is provided by […]Read more "Kitchen Tales"
Friday morning did not bode well. The ferry arrives early on Fridays – 9:35am. The weather was grey, overcast and with a breeze. A yacht at its moorings was evidence of the slight swell. The MV Clansman swung round to approach the pier. (The ferry always berths with her stern ramp to the linkspan. ) As […]Read more "The Elusive Blood Moon"
You are advised, ‘Don’t tell a soul!’ Yet, in spite of the warning the secret is out. The island of Tiree is a fascinating place to live or visit. There’s more than shell sand beaches, azure blue water or amazing Machair. Careless talk can be costly. The fewer people who know the better. Secrets have […]Read more "The Secret’s Out!"
‘Here on Tiree it’s not no crime, it’s low crime.’ Generally speaking the island is a secure space. So when there is crime the community feels the pain. Likewise on Tiree it’s not that there are no trees. It’s just a fact that there are very few trees. So you miss Mainland autumn colours. Historically […]Read more "Show Stopper"
There is a good problem in Baugh. The Baptist Church Premises are too small. They are not large enough on a Sunday morning. The building was renovated three years ago. Even so there is still insufficient accommodation. Thus the Sunday Morning Gathering is normally held in An Talla. Have no fear the Baugh premises do […]Read more "‘Baugh For Life’"
Waiting for my passengers it felt so peaceful. I was standing outside the Church of Scotland Manse. It was one of these mornings when it all felt so very still. Not even the plane overhead disturbed that stillness. It was the tiny Islander plane from Oban via Coll. Strangely it appeared to amplify the peace. […]Read more "So Peaceful"
One day, two sailings and two different ferries. It is not often that this happens on Tiree. It had to be the Tiree Music Festival. It had to be the day after TMF. Leaving Oban at 5:45am the first ferry arrived at 10:00am. The MV Isle of Mull was rostered as she can carry more […]Read more "Pier Watch"
This morning the bay was a hive of activity. There were all manner of comings and goings. However it was mainly goings – vehicles and passengers. There were several moored yachts. Other craft were causing a wave. And then there was the ferry. Before 8:00am vehicles and foot passengers had begun arriving. Coaches provided a […]Read more "A Colourful Spectacle"
‘Whatever’ can be almost dismissive. Asked to make a decision you reply, “Whatever.” It is not the most helpful response to a sincere request. On the other hand it can be a real positive. ‘Whatever happens.’ – Whatever the outcome.’ In this respect ‘Whatever’ speaks of a confidence. David, the shepherd-boy, king and song-writer had […]Read more "Whatever"
Friday the 13th of July. What a glorious morning to arrive on Tiree. The sea was perfectly calm and the sun was shining. The buses were sitting waiting the arrival of the ferry. The Pier Staff were prepared and the Team TMF volunteers were ready. All that was required was for the MV Clansman to […]Read more "Whatever The Weather"