It is hard to believe that it is almost a week since we returned to our island home. Having spent almost three weeks on holiday in Oxfordshire with family and with a few days visiting Stratford Upon Avon, we stopped overnight in Falkirk on our way home in order to sail on the Tuesday afternoon […]Read more "Playing Catch-Up"
The 22nd of August marks the 7th anniversary of our coming to live on the Isle of Tiree. Today it is Saturday, but seven years ago it was a Thursday, Back then on a Thursday it was possible to come to the island for a day because the ferry sailed from Tiree to Barra before […]Read more "August Anniversary"
It has been a week of windy, wet weather on Tiree. Squally showers have been a frequent occurrence. Thankfully the ferry has managed to berth every day at Tiree, although on two days, Tuesday and Friday, the ferry was unable to berth at the neighbouring island of Coll due to the sea conditions – the […]Read more "Go West"
It’s a special weekend on the island. This weekend is the 10th Tiree Music Festival. It’s well under way at the Festival Site at Crossapol. It’s a busy time. But the activity is not confined to the festival. Crofters, fishermen, and many others are hard at work. Social Media will be populated with photos from […]Read more "Tiree Maritime Fotos"
It was a week of wild weather. A week when wind and rain conspired together. A week when ferries and flights were cancelled. It was a week when shop shelves could not be restocked. Some days there was little mail to be delivered. The mail arrives from Glasgow by plane. No plane! No post! It […]Read more "What A Week!"
January 2018 has had two full moons. It is sufficiently uncommon to make it newsworthy. Certainly this celestial event has caught the attention of the media. The full moon occurring on January 31st 2018 is known as a supermoon. Its orbit brings it closer to earth than at other times. Correspondingly it appears larger and […]Read more "Monumental Supermoon"
Weddings are special. They are happy but solemn occasions. You make your plans but you cannot organise the weather. Tiree is often referred to as the Hawaii of the north. Today, however, was a reminder that we don’t always have blue skies. When the ferry arrived the sky was grey and the wind was gusting […]Read more "A Happy Occasion"
Thursday 22nd August 2013“On the Thursday morning (August 22nd) we sail at 8.15, although we have to be at the terminal at least 45 minutes earlier. The ferry is timetabled to arrive at Tiree at 12 noon. Then begins the task of unloading the van and the process of settling into our new home.” Much […]Read more "Another Milestone"
It’s Show Day on Tiree. Historically the show has enjoyed sunny weather. What will the weather have in store today for the show? With the Friday morning ferry to catch we wake up early. We have still the final packing to complete. But we don’t need to be up this early. It is only 4:45am! […]Read more "Good Morning Tiree"
Why are the flags flying? It is not simply because the sun is out. The flags are flying for the Tiree Music Festival. It is July and it feels like summer. The sky is blue and the air is pleasantly warm. And the sea, azure blue, looks so enticing, so inviting. What a great start […]Read more "The Flags Are Out!"