Sunday evening brought to a climax a weekend of celebration Throughout the UK many came together to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Here on the Isle of Tiree the weekend began with the lighting of a beacon/bonfire on top of Ben Gott on Thursday and concluded on Sunday with ‘afternoon tea’ in An Talla (the […]Read more "STEALING THE SHOW"
It seems incredible that over a month has past since our last post, ‘Home To Tiree” and to think that it is only ‘two sleeps’ until we set out to visit family in the South of England. A whole month has gone by and not a single post. Perhaps it could be down to the […]Read more "How Time Flies"
Tiree has a reputation to maintain as one of the sunniest places in the United Kingdom and it will be interesting to see the official data for today. Yesterday, even with the mist coming and going, Tiree was the sunniest place in the UK. (For a video of the MV Clansman in the mist here […]Read more "A Blue Sky Day"
It was our son’s last day on Tiree before returning to his home well south of the Scottish border. He wanted to make the most of the time remaining and chose to go for a walk along the sand at Gott Bay. It was late afternoon, around 4:45pm, just in time to see the MV […]Read more "Penultimate"
Tuesday the 4th of August was a stormy day, both wet and windy. The ferry was on an alert of possible disruption and berthing at Coll and Tiree was not guaranteed. Even with fins (stabilisers) those who travelled to the island on Tuesday certainly knew that they were on board a ship. They were no […]Read more "The Unexpected"
No! Lockdown and social distancing has not been all too much It’s just I thought that we might commence with a game. You could call it ‘Catch Phrase’ or ‘Dingbats’. ‘Just say what you see.’ Well! Did you work it out? Was the clue too easy for you? Anywhere the phrase is, ‘Just in case’. […]Read more "Say What You See"
Yes! That’s correct. Unrestricted travel to, from and around Tiree by imagination. Let us take you to the West End of the island to Lag na Cleite, or as it more commonly known ‘Happy Valley’. Due to the current restrictions amidst a lockdown on all but essential travel across the whole of the UK, we will travel […]Read more "Unrestricted Travel"
For a brief period in mid-afternoon it had clouded over. However, for the most part, it had been a sunny day. So it was we decided to go for a walk at sunset. Our chosen location was Gott Bay. Around 20:45 we parked the car at Kirkapol. We were just in front the redundant church […]Read more "Sunset Strand"
It’s Winter. It’s the month of February. Stormy weather is to be expected. This past week the Met Office issued the following warning, A deep area of low-pressure will track northeast across Britain through Friday and Saturday, bringing strong winds and gales to parts of Northern Ireland, northern England and Scotland. Met Éireann named the […]Read more "Eriksome"