Impressive Seamanship

The south easterly wind had steadily risen over night and by the time Tuesday’s ferry was due the wind was gusting up to 41mph. These are challenging conditions for any ferry wanting to berth at Tiree. Real skill is required. High tide had not long past but at least it was a falling tide. The […]

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Island Life

“It’s just island life.” Sometimes the phrase is a reference to the weather. Sometimes it relates to Tiree’s transport links to the Mainland. And sometimes it is a combination of both. It is November and while parts of the UK have experienced devastating floods, here on Tiree we have enjoyed some truly sunny days. However […]

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With A Rattling and Rumbling

We arrived at the pier just as the MV Clansman was preparing to berth. Due to the weather and anticipated sea conditions she had departed Oban Ferry Terminal at 6:15am, an hour earlier than timetabled.  Sailing under a revised timetable she berthed at Coll at 8:47 and subsequently departed at 9:15 bound for Tiree. Her […]

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A Salute To Anne

On Friday 27th September 2019 the ships’s horn of the MV Clansman sounded as it pulled away from the pier and headed out to sea. The action was a salute to ‘Anne’ who has been in charge of the pier office for 24+ years. She was approached to take up the role by the former […]

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Busy! Busy!

After a slight delay here is the post which was meant to be posted on our arrival on the Mainland. However, there was a problem with accessing the desired photographs. As they say, ‘better late than never’. The Tiree Music Festival (TMF) is over for another year. This year the festival celebrated its 10th birthday […]

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Tension Mounts Fast

– TMF – – Tiree Music Festival – or – Tension Mounts Fast – This weekend witnesses the 10th Tiree Music Festival. The Big Top has arrived and is being erected. The weather forecast is looking promising. But today there have been no flights. The issue has been low cloud. In the afternoon the tension […]

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