“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 […]Read more "Please – Now Grateful"
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 […]Read more "Uncharted Waters"
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 […]Read more "Distancing or Isolation"
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 […]Read more "Tiree’s Not Immune"
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 […]Read more "Fèis Thiriodh 2019"
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 […]Read more "A Wee Reminder"
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 […]Read more "A Note To Self"
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 […]Read more "Happy New Year"
‘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. […]Read more "Home"
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 […]Read more "So Quiet"