There are very few deciduous trees on Tiree. The normal mainland indicators of autumn are missing. There are no golds, yellows or reds, no conkers and no leaves to kick. Island Colours of Autumn However, the yellow irises are preparing for their winter repose. Their green leaves are turning brown as they die back. Very […]Read more "The Colours of Autumn"
On Friday the MV Clansman was alongside the pier. Her ropes were secured but her ramp was not yet lowered. At this point the morning flight from Glasgow appeared overhead. It was a reminder that both ferry and plane are a vital lifeline to the Mainland. Television in all its forms provides a window on […]Read more "A Lifeline!"
Once a year can you sail by ferry from Tiree to Coll and return on the same day. It is very different the other way round from Coll to Tiree and return. Once a week in the summer you can make that journey. The latter let’s those on Coll shop at the Co-Op! Wednesday 12th […]Read more "A Quick Turnaround"
We woke up to sunshine. As we started to pack there was a sudden downpour. So it was to be for most of the day – sunshine and showers. The previous day we had occasion to visit Baugh. Millport is an attractive location at any time. It is especially so when ‘Pelican’ is there. Low […]Read more "Sunshine and Showers"
One day, two sailings and two different ferries. It is not often that this happens on Tiree. It had to be the Tiree Music Festival. It had to be the day after TMF. Leaving Oban at 5:45am the first ferry arrived at 10:00am. The MV Isle of Mull was rostered as she can carry more […]Read more "Pier Watch"
It’s a Wednesday, the day of the Barra sailing. In the Summer Timetable the ferry sails from Oban to Coll and Tiree. Then it heads through the Gunna Sound and out into the Little Minch. Its next port of call is Castlebay on the Island of Barra almost three hours away. There is a sense […]Read more "Return to Normality"
Saturday 9th June saw the return of the Mighty One. Essential repairs to her propulsion system have been completed. She was due back in service on June 13, but is back in service as of today. The MV Lord of the Isles was due to sail twice it being a Saturday. With her reduced capacity […]Read more "The Clansman’s Return"