Looking back on Tuesday, it was a day to look skyward. It is October, however on Tiree there are not the usual tell tale signs that it is autumn. One thing that ‘Mrs Life on Tiree’ misses on the island is the colour of the autumn leaves and being able to kick those that lie […]Read more "Look To The Sky"
‘Life on Tiree’ has been silent for just over a week. You might have been wondering what has happened. The answer is there have been no posts because we have been off island. For part of the time we had been visiting family. Our journey home began in Chester from where we travelled by train to […]Read more "Home Again"
Gone visiting. Yes. That’s correct. On Wednesday we visited the neighbours. Coll and Tiree are near neighbours separated by the Gunna Sound. It is only a narrow navigable channel yet by ferry it takes about an hour to travel between the two islands. Inter-island travel can take days and not hours. In calm conditions, during […]Read more "Gone Visiting"
It is Tuesday and looking out of the window on awakening, it was beautiful and sunny with blue sky overhead. However by 8:00am low cloud blanketed most of the island. Throughout the morning there were occasional breaks in the cloud but then the mist would descend once again. By lunchtime the sun had broken through […]Read more "People Make Tiree"
It was Robert Burns in his poem ‘To a mouse’ who penned the oft quoted words, ‘The best-laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men Gang aft agley.’ I had in mind to convey something of how busy the island has been in the last seven days. Sadly, in all the busyness of getting ready for a […]Read more "The Best Laid Plans"
Two books – One author The Author being Donald E. Meek Two publishers – Uniquely a one launch event The publishers hosting the event – Acair and Clàr Publisher. The moving occasion was one of the evening events of the Fèis Thiriodh 2019 It was held in An Talla (the Community Hall), at Crossapol. On arrival guests […]Read more "MORE THAN SUNSETS"
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 […]Read more "Pier Works"