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, […]Read more "Hare! Hare!"
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. […]Read more "‘Good For Go’"
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 […]Read more "TRIP OF A LIFETIME"
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 […]Read more "“Job Done!”"
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 […]Read more "A Martime Themed Walk"
Stepping out the house when the moon was still high on the western sky we made our way towards the Baptist Church at Baugh. On Easter Sunday morning the church on Tiree comes together for a Sunrise Service on the shore and this morning the weather was ideal, clear and bright. Unusually for Tiree, before […]Read more "See What A Morning"
There is something reassuring about the familiar. It can be familiar faces, places or routines. The familiar does not have to be boring. It can even be exciting. Our trip south takes us away from familiar. In moving to Tiree we left behind the familiar. Four years on and the island is the new familiar. […]Read more "The Familiar"