Show Stopper

‘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 […]

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Sale Day

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 […]

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When The Sun Shines

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 […]

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The Sale

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 […]

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Cafe Culture

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 […]

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The Most Beautiful of All

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 […]

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Sheep Talk

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 […]

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