The Unexpected

Sunday lived up to its name. The sun shone brightly and beckoned us outside. The question was, ‘Walk around Scarinish or venture further?’ It was mid-afternoon when we headed out. We took the car still undecided exactly where to walk. We would park somewhere along the shore of Gott Bay. As we made to turn […]

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‘Just Growing Wild’

The sun is shining. The sea is a myriad shades of blue. And Tiree’s famous Machair is in full bloom. Walk, cycle or drive, the island is looking particularly beautiful. From East to West and North to South it is stunning. The island is aive with a riot of colour. It was just last week. […]

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Tranquil

It’s Sunday evening. It’s been a beautiful sunny day. And as the sun sets it is so tranquil. The air is so still. The sea is so calm. It all feels so peaceful. The pier at Milton is undergoing major works. Last year the Old Harbour Pier in Scarinish was refurbished. For the time being […]

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Absence Makes . . .

You may have noticed that ‘Life-on-Tiree’ has been strangely silent. It is not that we have abandoned the island or the blog. It is simply that we have been absent. Absence means in most instances no posts. The prolonged silence was down to several factors. We were busy the week before leaving for the Mainland. […]

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Shades of Blue

It was our visitors last full day on Tiree. What an incredible day it turned out to be. Both sky and sea were so many different shades of blue. The day had a leisurely start. In the morning we enjoyed a walk to the pier. Then we put our head into the Noust to admire […]

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“Exquisite Pleasure”

Having friends visit is a real joy and pleasure. It is a delight to show them around our island home. Scarinish is our postal address but the island is our home. It is a great excuse to travel the length and breadth of the island. It provides an opportunity to explore areas visited less often. […]

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Ready! Steady! Go!

The very first Tiree 10k and half marathon was held in 2006. (Someone was seen sporting an original 2006 T-shirt.) The event is now a firm fixture in the island’s calendar. And it draws people from all over the UK and beyond. Organised by Will Wright of Tiree Fitness and his wife Becky of Chocolates […]

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