On Friday the MV Clansman was alongside the pier. Her ropes were secured but her ramp was not yet lowered. At this point the morning flight from Glasgow appeared overhead. It was a reminder that both ferry and plane are a vital lifeline to the Mainland. Television in all its forms provides a window on […]Read more "A Lifeline!"
Weather Warning! It’s the Autumn Equinox. So the current weather forecast is no surprise. No storm is on the horizon but the forecast is for a wee blow. The wind is forecast to gust up to 47mph on Tuesday afternoon. By the time the ferry is due the gusts are forecast to reduce to 44mph. […]Read more "Weather Warning"
It has been a day on which Storm Ali has battered much of the UK. A gust of 102.2mph was recorded on the Tay Road Bridge. Road, rail and ferries have been disrupted. Tragically there has been loss of life. All train services have been suspended out of Edinburgh Waverley, Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow […]Read more "Storm Ali Spares Tiree"
Once a year can you sail by ferry from Tiree to Coll and return on the same day. It is very different the other way round from Coll to Tiree and return. Once a week in the summer you can make that journey. The latter let’s those on Coll shop at the Co-Op! Wednesday 12th […]Read more "A Quick Turnaround"
In his poem ‘To A Mouse’The Ayrshire poet Robert Burns observed that The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft agley. How true that almost was for the revealing of the Tiree Flag. The historic ceremony was organised for 2:00pm at An Talla, Crossapol. Everything had been carefully organised with nothing left to chance. […]Read more "Reveal. Hoist. Celebrate."
Feature Image – Sunrise over the Passage of Tiree What a weekend to be off island. What a weekend to be away from Tiree. Well what is so significant about this weekend? First of all on Saturday there is the revealing of the Tiree Flag. Earlier in the year there was a competition to design […]Read more "Apology For Absence"
We arrived at the bay just as the sun was setting. As we stepped onto the beach the sun was on the horizon. Literally within a matter of minutes the sun would drop below the skyline. Seaward Gott Bay faces east and south. Often we stand on the pier and watch the sunset. There you […]Read more "Sunset Bay"
The last we had seen of the Tiree skiff she was under wraps. She was sitting on her launch trolley at Scarinish Old Harbour. There ‘Gille-Brìghde’ lay under her protective cover as snug as a bug in a rug. Then just before lunch I was out walking. In front of the memorial in Pier Road […]Read more "Uncovered"
With the light beginning to fade fast we decided to go for a walk. It turned out to be a Sunday evening stroll through Scarinish. No need to take the camera we would not be out long. Mistake! From our home we walked out as far as Tigh A Rudha Eventide Home. The setting sun […]Read more "The Evening Sky"
“Congratulations!” “Yes! Many Congratulations!” What a great achievement was celebrated on Saturday. The seed that had been sown finally germinated in February 2018. On the cold dark days of the new year preparatory work began. The workbench constructed then has proved invaluable. Next the frame and the kit for the St Ayles Skiff was delivered […]Read more "– ‘An Gille-Brìghde’ – The Launch"