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.

The MV Clansman in Gott Bay in December 2018

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 bound.

Marine Traffic showing the MV Clansman departing the Clyde bound for Oban

Here on Tiree
we look forward to welcoming the ‘Clansman’.
She has been at Greenock for her annual overhaul.
She must now have her certification for another year’s service.

Emergency equipment on board the Clansman now requiring a new date

The ‘Clansman ‘ was due back in service on Monday 17th February.
Her return has been delayed but we say, ‘Haste ye back’.
Weather permitting it will be on Thursday.
The day has a BIG question mark.

The MV Clansman at Tiree September 2019

Any return of the MV Clansman to Tiree will be short lived.
She is due to head north to serve on the Uig Triangle.
There she will be the relief vessel for the MV Hebrides.
The latter is going in for her annual docking.

The MV Lord of the Isles leaving Tiree for Oban on Tuesday 18 February 2020

Yesterday, Tuesday, we said farewell to the MV Lord of the Isles.
She has been the relief vessel for the MV Clansman.
The forecast is for her to return soon.

Preparatory work for the replacement on the linkspan is underway.

 ‘Life on Tiree’ was able to post last evening news concerning the linkspan.


Due to the weather conditions being experienced across the network,
CalMac and CMAL have taken the decision
to delay the Tiree linkspan closure
to allow for the transportation of essential goods.
The closure will not commence before Friday 28th February,
however we will continue to monitor the weather
and will provide an update on Friday 21st February.
We appreciate your continued support during this time.