‘Here on Tiree it’s not no crime, it’s low crime.’ Generally speaking the island is a secure space. So when there is crime the community feels the pain. Likewise on Tiree it’s not that there are no trees. It’s just a fact that there are very few trees. So you miss Mainland autumn colours. Historically […]Read more "Show Stopper"
It’s not a spelling mistake. This was the first Tiree Livestock Sale of 2018. It meant a busy day at the pier with two sailings of the ferry. For many people Saturday is a day for a long lie. Not for those travelling to Tiree on ‘Sale Day’. They had to be at the port […]Read more "Sale Day"
Creating bales while the sun shines. The old saying is ‘Making hay while the sun shines’. Gone are the hay stacks and in are the poly-wrapped bales. It looks and feels so seasonal. To look out and see and hear the balers at work. To walk along the beach and see the tractors at work […]Read more "When The Sun Shines"
Sheep are an important part of life on Tiree. We just have to look out of our windows to see sheep. When walking, cycling or driving you need to be aware of them. On occasions they occupy the road and are reluctant to move out of the way. The start of sale traffic arriving on the […]Read more "The Sale"
They have a special outdoor viewing area at the Farmhouse Cafe in Balemartine here on the beautiful island of Tiree so that you can see me close up. Naturally I prefer what my mum gives me but I understand they serve great food and coffee (or tea). I love the outdoor life but the cafe […]Read more "Cafe Culture"
The ferry leaves from Oban every day And passes Tobermory on the way, Then just beyond the lovely isle of Coll, Is Tiree, the most beautiful of all. (Moira Kerr) It’s not just blue skies and azure blue seas. Presently the Isle of Tiree is a riot of colour. Step out the door! Open your […]Read more "The Most Beautiful of All"
Just a wee reminder on a dull, wet and windy day, when everything is cold and damp that it’s not always like this. (Mouse-over for captions and double-click for larger pictures.) Warm sunny days are a comin’. Just think back to last week and how it was then. Remember the blue sky and clear views […]Read more "Sheep Talk"
It’s an exciting, stimulating, challenging and encouraging two days with ‘followers of Jesus’ from all around Scotland and beyond. The evening celebration is the climax of the time spent together in the Civic Centre in Motherwell. With goodbyes said we take the time to enjoy chat over a cuppa and chips with some friends. Then […]Read more "The Journey"
Hot on the heels of TMF is the Tiree Agricultural Show. It is one of the highlights in the Island’s Annual Calendar of Events and is held at the Rural Centre, Crossapol. It is billed as a show for exhibiting cattle, sheep, horses, poultry, pets, tractors and home industries. Once again it proved to be […]Read more "Show Time on Tiree"