May Day Celebrations

What a great day May the 1st turned out to be. The whole day was one big celebration There was surprise and sunshine. A mid-morning telephone call gave an alert. The ‘Flying Farmers’ were about to descend on Tiree. This resulted on 11 planes parked on the apron at once. (See the previous post relating […]

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The Silver Screen

In a week of mixed weather she appeared out of the mist. On board Tuesday’s ferry was a very special articulated lorry. The ‘Screen Machine’ arrived on board the MV ’Lord of the Isles’. The Lorry is an 80-seat air conditioned, digital mobile cinema which brings the latest films to the rural areas of the […]

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Flying The Flag

Last year, 2018, was marked by 3 very special events The construction and launch of the Tiree Skiff. The unveiling and raising of the Tiree Flag. The inauguration of Tiree Sea Tours. The Noust was the construction site for the Tiree Skiff. For some of the labour force it was a like a second home. […]

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Start The Week

Even in the days of 24/7 working the expression the working week still exists. For example, ‘The item you ordered will delivered in 3 working days.’ Working days are generally defined as Monday to Fridays. These five days are regarded as the ‘working week’. Saturday and Sunday are the weekend. Sometimes Sunday is mistakenly referred […]

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Tiree’s Latest Export

With a time critical appointment today at lunchtime there could be no visit to the pier to coincide with the arrival or departure of the ferry. The appointment meant driving the length of the island. First of all our journey meant a trip to the east end. Then travelling from the east end to the […]

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It’s January

Yes! It’s January. How we appreciate the hours of daylight. They are short in number but are much appreciated. Yes! It’s January. Flashes of colour are like gems. Whether they be in the sky above or the surrounding sea. Early flowering blooms in the garden are a point of conversation. A January Sunrise over the […]

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Highlights

Highs and lows are a fact of life. After all one person’s meat is another person’s poison. So choosing highlights from the past year is very much a personal preference. We are fast approaching Christmas and the New Year. As is customary we reflect on some of the Highlights of 2018. The following considerations are obviously […]

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