As I stood watching today’s ferry come into the bay and as I watched her approach the pier and berth I felt a deep sense of gratitude. I could not help but think of the skipper and crew of the ferry. Then my mind went to those who handle the ropes. Then I thought of […]Read more "With Gratitude"
The ferry normally arrives at a convenient time for a wee walk around the crofting township of Scarinish. It is just after coffee time and before lunch time. With blue skies, calm seas, and hardly a breath of wind it was an ideal day to get out and enjoy a lungful of good clean Tiree […]Read more "A Wee Walk"
CALMAC – Ferry Service CalMac introduces Essential Lifeline Timetable in light of Covid-19 outbreak A new reduced timetable, which runs for an initial three-week period, comes amidst a lockdown on all but essential travel across the UK. It will be subject to continual review in a rapidly changing environment. Please check the service status of […]Read more "Lifeline Services"
“Please can you come quickly the camera battery is flat.” “Where are you?” “Near the pier but not too close!” “OK.” “Keeping my distance.” “Be down soon.” Yesterday the ferry was the ‘MV Lord of the Isles’ and due to the low tide and the wind gusting from the SSE around 38mph she struggled to […]Read more "Please – Now Grateful"
Right now, it feels that all of a sudden we have been catapulted into a strange new world – a threatening world. It is a world of rapid change, sometimes not just by the day, but sometimes by the hour. Change for many can be a cause for anxiety and at present it feels that […]Read more "Uncharted Waters"
Today social distancing almost turned into self isolation. Under government guidelines we both fall into the category that is required to social distance ourselves. As yet we are not required to socially isolate ourselves. It was a real delight yesterday to enjoy some sunshine after the persistent rain that we have had over the winter […]Read more "Distancing or Isolation"
The Golf Ball (The NATS Radar Station) still sits on top of Ben Hynish. The Ringing Stone is still accessible from Vaul or Balepheterish. The ancient broch at Vaul still looks out over Atlantic waters. And Tiree￼‘s beaches are just as stunning as ever. Yet, although Tiree is often described as being remote – Tiree […]Read more "Tiree’s Not Immune"
‘The last shall be first.’ Today saw the first use of the new linkspan at Tiree’s pier. For the duration of the linkspan replacement process it has been a foot passenger only service. With the ‘MV Clansman’ covering for the ‘MV Hebrides’ on what is known as the Uig Triangle, the first ferry to make […]Read more "First And Last"
It was the day that the sun shone all day. After many dreich days of wind, rain and hail it was great to be out in the sunshine. The southerly wind might have been cold, but it did not matter because the sun was shining. As someone commented, “We could do with a few more […]Read more "FAREWELL JENNA"
Please click on the PHOTOGRAPH below for an account of an instance of elective surgery. The replacement of the ‘linkspan’ at the CMAL pier on the Isle of Tiree was elective surgery and the original date was scheduled for Monday the 24th of February. However, in the weeks leading up to the scheduled date, Tiree lay […]Read more "Surgery"