It is a beautiful but breezy Friday. This morning the MV Clansman cut a striking image. Due to the prevailing conditions she departed slightly early. On Friday mornings the ferry arrives at the Isle of Tiree at 9:35. How this past week has flown by. Today has the appearance of a catch-up day. It is […]Read more "Playing Catch-Up"
Sheep are an important part of life on Tiree. We just have to look out of our windows to see sheep. When walking, cycling or driving you need to be aware of them. On occasions they occupy the road and are reluctant to move out of the way. The start of sale traffic arriving on the […]Read more "The Sale"
The date was the the 29th of April. The event was the Tiree 10K and Half Marathon. The location was the beautiful Isle of Tiree, Scotland. But, there is more to Tiree than simply providing a backdrop. It’s not a sales pitch. It’s not an advertising slogan. There is more to Tiree than providing a […]Read more "More Than"
Once again we had occasion to make a delivery in the West End. Our destination lay in the shadow of Ben Hough. We we did not go as midwives or as a vet We did however visit the nursery. First of all we were introduced to a mum and her triplets. The nursery was a fenced off area in […]Read more "In Ben Hough’s Shadow"
On Friday morning the first floats arrived on the island Their destination – the Rural Centre, Crossapol. Saturday is the annual Tiree Lamb Sale. There was further evidence of the forth coming sale. The machair close to home was denuded of its lamb population. This was heightened by the sound of bleating from the few […]Read more "Going, Going, Gone!"
Abigail, the first storm to be named by the Met Office, is beginning to make her presence felt here on Tiree. The morning began uncannily bright and sunny. By early afternoon the sky was ominously dark and threatening. Then all of a sudden the storm clouds broke and the rain lashed down. Once again the […]Read more "Abigail makes her presence felt"
Flock and Herd On a recent visit to family in London, we came across a butcher’s shop aptly named ‘Flock and Herd’ in Bellenden Rd, South East London. It was a reminder that on Tiree we are very familiar with the other end of the food chain. It has come to that time of the […]Read more "Meet The Neighbours"