Skilful Welcoming Industrious

Skilful. Welcoming. Industrious. Three words that represent a SWI event on Tiree. The event was the Annual Show held this year in An Talla, Crossapol. SWI stands for the Scottish Women’s Institute. Tiree is a member of the Mull and Tiree Federation. There is one institute on the Isle of Tiree and several on Mull. […]

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“Coll and Tiree”

The words often seem to go together. Most CalMac ferries sail to a single island. The sailing from Oban is normally for Coll and Tiree. So the names appear together in the timetables. In Oban Ferry Terminal the announcer follows the same pattern. “The ferry for Coll and Tiree is now boarding from Gate Number […]

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Hare! Hare!

There is a new kid on the block. Strictly speaking there is a a new leveret on the island. It is very distinctive from the grey hares that populate Tiree. On the Mainland hares are generally brown. There is a well known book about a ‘Nutbrown Hare’. It is a story I have related often, […]

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‘Good For Go’

The course was laid out. The race marshals were organised. Those carrying out the registration were on the ready. The goody bags and t-shirts were prepared for the entrants. There was even a queue for those requiring tickets for the ceilidh. The planes carrying runners had landed. Most important, the ferry had arrived on time. […]

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TRIP OF A LIFETIME

What a day it has turned out to be be. Blue sky with clear views to neighbouring islands. So still that bird song travelled far and was music to the ears. It was all that the weather forecast predicated and more. Here on Tiree there was no need for coat, hat scarf and gloves. Especially […]

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“Job Done!”

You go away for a day or two and you never know what might happen. Well strictly speaking it was just over a week in Mid-March. And what did we find upon our return to the island?. Repair work had begun on Scarinish Harbour. In just over a month the work is complete. The pier […]

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A Martime Themed Walk

This morning’s walk had something of a Maritime Theme. Whenever possible I like to call into the Noust (Tiree’s Boat-shed). The aim being to keep a photographic record of the building of the St Ayles Skiff. It is hard to believe that this is week 9 since the start of the project. Most days several […]

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