Yesterday, Today, Forever

Occasionally a gull would fly past, but the distinct sound of startled geese was a reminder just how many geese are on the island at present. A closer examination of several photographs revealed them feeding in the fields and several skein in the air, particularly over Gott Bay. It was evident that those working on […]

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Please – Now Grateful

“Please can you come quickly the camera battery is flat.”  “Where are you?” “Near the pier but not too close!” “OK.” “Keeping my distance.” “Be down soon.” Yesterday the ferry was the ‘MV Lord of the Isles’ and due to the low tide and the wind gusting from the SSE around 38mph she struggled to […]

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Uncharted Waters

Right now, it feels that all of a sudden we have been catapulted into a strange new world – a threatening world. It is a world of rapid change, sometimes not just by the day, but sometimes by the hour. Change for many can be a cause for anxiety and at present it feels that […]

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Distancing or Isolation

Today social distancing almost turned into self isolation. Under government guidelines we both fall into the category that is required to social distance ourselves. As yet we are not required to socially isolate ourselves. It was a real delight yesterday to enjoy some sunshine after the persistent rain that we have had over the winter […]

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Tiree’s Not Immune

The Golf Ball (The NATS Radar Station) still sits on top of Ben Hynish. The Ringing Stone is still accessible from Vaul or Balepheterish. The ancient broch at Vaul still looks out over Atlantic waters. And Tiree‘s beaches are just as stunning as ever. Yet, although Tiree is often described as being remote – Tiree […]

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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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