Fèis Thiriodh 2019

Photographs from the Fèis Thiriodh Tutors’ Concert 2019 We were born and brought up in Scotland. But we lived in the South of England for 40 years. We never imagined a return to Scotland – far less a move to an island. On our move someone remarked that we would know the culture. Island culture is […]

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A Wee Reminder

Last week Tiree lived up to its reputation. It is regarded as one of the sunniest places in the UK. On at least one day this past week it was the sunniest place. Today the sky is overcast. It helps to reflect on the week gone by. To look back on some of the stunning […]

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A Note To Self

It’s one of these mornings when it is on the wild side. The sky is a dismal grey and it is wet and windy. Thankfully the morning plane landed. However, today’s ferry is cancelled. On such a morning it is easy to suffer memory loss. To forget the beautiful days of sunshine in the past […]

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Happy New Year

Bliadhna Mhath Ùr Happy New Year I said to the man who stood at the Gate of the Year, “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.” And he replied, “Go out into the darkness, and put your hand into the hand of God. That shall be to you better than […]

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Home

‘East, West, Home is Best!’ ‘It’s good to go away. It’s even better to come back home.’ It was great to meet up with family and friends but we are home now. Video-calls are no substitute for seeing the grand children face to face. What pleasure in going to the park and kicking the leaves. […]

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So Quiet

On the Isle of Tiree it can be so quiet that you notice noise. You are aware of a tractor working in a nearby field. You are aware of someone cutting their grass. You look up when you hear the daily flights. Otherwise is it an ambulance plane? If you live in a city there […]

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A New Day Dawns

Sunrise this morning on Tiree was at 4:54. First-light, however, was considerably earlier. The previous evening the gloaming continued long after sunset. It is quite a thought. – The longest hours of daylight are still 4 weeks away. There was a stillness to the island as I slipped out of the house. It certainly felt […]

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