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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Pier Works

There is no tunnel or bridge linking Tiree to either Coll, Mull or the Mainland. Therefore both the plane and the ferry are vital to life on Tiree. They are the only public transport links and they are crucial. In common with many ports Tiree’s pier has what is known as a link-span. At Tiree […]

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IMPRESSIVE

Impressive Indeed! Once again the Mighty One Prevailed. The weather forecast for the week was for wind. First of all Saturday looked doubtful. Sunday’s does not look much better either. Monday’s forecast is for winds gusting to over 50mph. As expected Saturday’s sailing was placed on an alert. It was liable to disruption or cancellation […]

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SAILING HOME

‘Sailing home’. Perhaps it ought to be ‘Rail-Sail’. Our journey to Tiree included both train and ferry. A joy shared with a fellow enthusiast also homeward bound by ferry. ‘I love it when a plan comes together.’ Stop! ‘There is many a slip between cup and lip’. However In the end it all worked out […]

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On A Wild April Day

DANI GARAVELLI wrote in ‘The Scotsman’ ‘If your home is in the Hebrides, CalMac is woven into the fabric of your life and every disruption to its service has a consequence.’ The writer states, ‘When you rely on a service for your quality of life, your feelings are more complex than those of the occasional […]

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Summer! Really?

Baroque legend Vivaldi’s most famous work for violin is ‘The Four Seasons’. We usually associate Vivaldi with Venice and the Italian sun. Is there a hint here that Summer is on its way? Spring is the transition season between Winter and Summer. In Spring daylight hours noticeably get much longer Temperatures normally start to get […]

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