The Flags Are Out!

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 […]

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Tiree, Two Ships, Two Ages

The date, July 2017 The Meeting Place – Gott Bay, Tiree. The encounter the ‘Flying Dutchman’ and the Mighty ‘Clansman’. It is Fèis Thiriodh 2017. It is  the day of the Cèilidh na Mara (Muse Cruise). It is also the day when the ferry sails to Barra and return. It is also the day of the Experience […]

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Epilogue

Bed and Breakfast had been booked in Oban. It was important that we had a contingency plan. Thankfully the PS Waverley’s advertised sailing took place. There was no need to resort to PLAN B – travel from Tiree to Oban by the ferry. Our arrival at Oban’s North Pier was just after 7:30pm. It was […]

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Full Steam Ahead – Part 2

Yes! Full Steam Ahead bound for Tobermory and Oban. But first we must reverse away from the pier out into the bay. This is Life on Tiree on board the world’s last sea-going paddle steamer. The sun has broken through the clouds. It is looking promising for our sail to Oban. The telegraph sounds from […]

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Snow Moon

On the evening of the 10th February and into the morning of the following day three celestial events coincide to give a spectacular display The first event is a full moon. Native American Indians know it as the ‘Snow Moon’. This particular full moon was the time of year when snow was most anticipated. When […]

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January 1st 2017

It’s about 9:00am on Sunday the 1st of January 2017. A voice from the kitchen announces, “Look at that sunrise!” The forecast was for sunshine in the hours of daylight. In the morning clouds cast doubts on this. A walk was in order before lunch. The wind was from the north. “It was cold!” Cloud […]

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LONGSHIPS ON THE SAND

An Talla was the venue, the date was Tuesday the 22nd of November and the occasion was the book launch of ‘Longships on the Sand’. The author is Dr John Holliday, who was the general medical practitioner on Tiree for thirty years. Graciously and humbly he informed his audience of the background to the book. […]

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