Storm Brendon Missed

Storm Brendon, the second named storm of the season, did not miss the Isle of Tiree, but we missed Storm Brendon. Although we were away from the action, thanks to modern media we were aware of the threat that the storm posed. Our departure for the Mainland over a week ago had to be brought […]

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A Weather Window

In the prevailing stormy conditions, Friday the 3rd and Saturday the 4th of January proved to be a weather window for those seeking to travel between Tiree and the Mainland. Due to the weather and related sea conditions Thursday’s ferry had been cancelled. Although a flight had come out to the island from Glasgow Airport […]

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“Cancelled!”

Island life demands flexibility. You need to be prepared to change your plans. Our son who had spent Christmas and New Year with us on Tiree had made arrangements to travel by ferry today, Thursday the 2nd of January, to Oban and then onwards the following day to Glasgow. However, due to the stormy weather […]

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Bliadhna Mhath Ùr

Its 31st December 2019 and the final post for the year to say, Bliadhna Mhath Ùr – Happy New Year. It was beautiful sunrise on the last day of the year. The orange glow filled our south facing room as we sat down to a slightly later breakfast. Throughout the day the sky was blue, even […]

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The Hours of Darkness

It is Monday, 30th December and – unusually for the winter – we have two sailings from Oban to Coll and Tiree. Due to previous weather disruptions, an amended timetable operated today. In the winter there is no sailing on a Friday and due to the strength of the wind and sea conditions both Saturday […]

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Every Picture

It’s that point in the calendar when the media, including social media, reviews the year that is fast slipping away. In a few days’ time we will step into another decade and a year that is a leap year. What better time to select just one picture from each month that was 2019. It has […]

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Day of Contrasts

Boxing Day 2019 was a day of contrasts. For a start it was a sharp contrast from Christmas Day. Yesterday looked like a summer’s day. The sun was shining, the air was still and the sea was calm.  How different, for most of today the island was under a blanket of high level cloud, the […]

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