Of Humble Origins

As we were walking over the Machair we saw her in the distance. Progressing south in the ‘Passage of Tiree’ was a ship. She appeared to be making her way towards Gott Bay. As she drew closer it was easier to identify her. The vessel was the ‘Hebridean Princess’. The operators of the ‘Hebridean Princess’ […]

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Pier Works

There is no tunnel or bridge linking Tiree to either Coll, Mull or the Mainland. Therefore both the plane and the ferry are vital to life on Tiree. They are the only public transport links and they are crucial. In common with many ports Tiree’s pier has what is known as a link-span. At Tiree […]

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May Day Celebrations

What a great day May the 1st turned out to be. The whole day was one big celebration There was surprise and sunshine. A mid-morning telephone call gave an alert. The ‘Flying Farmers’ were about to descend on Tiree. This resulted on 11 planes parked on the apron at once. (See the previous post relating […]

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SAILING HOME

‘Sailing home’. Perhaps it ought to be ‘Rail-Sail’. Our journey to Tiree included both train and ferry. A joy shared with a fellow enthusiast also homeward bound by ferry. ‘I love it when a plan comes together.’ Stop! ‘There is many a slip between cup and lip’. However In the end it all worked out […]

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Wild Weather Warning

On the Mainland the talk is of weather related travel disruption. For the past three weekends Tiree has experienced such disruption. On the first two Saturdays the ferry from Oban to Coll and Tiree was cancelled. This past Saturday the ferry made the crossing but Sunday’s sailing was cancelled. Sunday turned out to be a […]

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The Pier 2018

In Scarinish we live close to the pier. We have a long standing love of ferries. (There are no trains or engines on the island!) So it is natural that we should be drawn to the pier. But it is not just the ferries, it is a place where people meet. The ferry and the […]

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Anchor Aweigh

You learn something new every day. Today the learning curve concerned anchors. To be more specific it concerned the phrase ‘anchors aweigh’. The phrase is often misspelled as ‘anchors away’. This has led to confusion as to its proper meaning. The common misconception is that it means to ‘drop anchor’. It would appear that the […]

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