Open For Business

Tiree is still open for business. The linkspan may be closed for replacement, but in every other way Tiree is open for business. The twice daily plane service from/to Glasgow is still operating, the internet is still working, the ferry is still sailing (albeit for foot passengers only), the crofters are still hard at work […]

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It’s Sale Day

25 February, 2020  Sale of store cattle of all classes Tiree Rural Centre, Crossapol, Tiree Throughout the day dramatic dark skies alternated with blue sky and soft white clouds. The Sale had originally been scheduled for Saturday the 15th of February but it had to be delayed until today because of ferry cancellations. There are […]

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Relief

With a sense of relief, at long last we appear to have a respite from the relentless gales that have battered the West Coast of Scotland including the Isle of Tiree. Yesterday, Sunday, lived up to its name – a sunny day. In fact by the evening it felt rather odd as there was no […]

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Relentless

For the third weekend in a row the Isle of Tiree along with much of the United Kingdom has experienced stormy conditions.  There has been little respite from the strong winds and the hail that has come in the form of short, sharp shocks. On Friday evening there was a bright flash of lightning followed […]

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Behind Every Cloud

Proverbial.  Perhaps the word ‘proverbial’, whether used as an adjective or noun, best sums up the action at the pier today. For starters there is the saying that you wait ages for a bus (in this instance a ferry) and then two come along one after the other. Then there is the saying, ‘ships that […]

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Shipping Forecast

Tiree is one of the coastal weather stations which features in the now famous shipping forecast. However this afternoon it is the Shipping Forecast for Tiree. She is on her way! No! Not the latest named storm. The MV Clansman is presently departing the Clyde. Earlier today she underwent sea trials and is now Oban […]

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“It’s Island Life”

Tiree is surrounded by amazing beaches, large and small. Add to that the island is one of the sunniest places in Britain. When the sun shines on the shallow waters that wash the beaches the sea turns the most wonderful shades of blue. It is consequently sometimes referred to as the ‘Hawaii of the North’. […]

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Dramatic Dennis

It’s Sunday and Dennis continues to menace the Isle of Tiree. While the wind gusted up to 71mph, thankfully the island has been spared the disastrous flooding which has destroyed the homes and businesses in many parts of the Mainland.  In England, Wales and Scotland many have been made homeless. Storm Dennis is the second […]

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A Wee Reminder

Once again the slates on our roof have been doing a merry dance. More than once during the the early hours of Friday we were wakened by the sound. A mixture of hail and rain added to the cacophony and lasted well into the morning. In fact the sound of rattling tiles carried on throughout […]

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