With the hours of daylight still little more than six hours the month of January can often feel dark and dismal. The New year celebrations are soon a memory and the Christmas lights are stored away. 2016 Re-visited – Snowfall and Spindrift The winter of 2015-2016 was characterised by named storms. February began with Howling […]Read more "The Year that was 2016"
Merry Christmas – Nollaig Chridheil Storm Barbara is sweeping the island at present. The Good News is Christmas has not been cancelled. “The Word became human and made his home among us.” (The Bible) When God’s Son (the Word) was born, some shepherds were told, “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all […]Read more "Nollaig Chridheil"
As daylight hours shorten dawn comes later. No longer do you have to rise before 4:00 to witness sunrise. Before the sun rose above the Scarinish Headland on Tiree dawn awakened. How thankful we are to have windows that face north, south and west. At this time of the year the sunrise streams in our […]Read more "Dawn Awakens"
What an evocative scene. They were only about a hundred yards from shore. When they got there, they found breakfast waiting for them— fish cooking over a charcoal fire, and some bread. Sunday’s wee blow lasted into the early hours of Monday. The day dawned bright, sunny and warm. What a contrast from the day before. […]Read more "An Evocative Scene"
The word was out that a cruise ship, the MS Europa 2, had navigated the waters of the Passage of Tiree taking in Iona and the Treshnish Isles, before stopping for the night in the Sound of Mull, close to Tobermory and its Bay. “It’s BIG!” “It’s a floating grand hotel.” “It’s one of these […]Read more "A Cat can look at the Queen"
July is a busy month on the Isle of Tiree. Some escape to the Mainland and Abroad on holiday. For those who remain behind and for visitors, “Get out your diary.” This is the week of the Tiree Fèis. Established in 1990 to foster and promote the language, culture and music of Tiree, the Fèis […]Read more "A Busy Month"
(The Feature Image is a Photo Collage of 2015 from Life on Tiree) Happy New Year On Hogmanay many of Edinburgh’s landmarks – the castle, Camera Obscura, Jenners and the statue of Queen Victoria on the Royal Scottish Academy – will all be lit up in blue. The climax of the world famous fireworks extravaganza will […]Read more "Bliadhna Mhath Ùr!"