The Last Post

Just over nine years ago the first post on ‘Life on Tiree’ was published and we would like to express our appreciation for all those who have followed our blog over the years.  We had lived in England for about forty years and friends wanted to know more about our return to Scotland and the […]

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Remarkable Seamanship

It was Tuesday evening and the wind had been gusting to 40mph from the South East, the swell was clear to see and it was high tide. These were far from ideal conditions for berthing at Tiree. Earlier in the day the ‘MV Clansman’ had been unable to berth at Colonsay, although en route to […]

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A Stunning Start

As we stood on Tiree’s pier waiting to board the MV Clansman someone commented, “You should get some great photographs this evening.” It was the first leg of our journey to Thame, Oxfordshire, a journey by public transport that would see us passing through, Glasgow, Edinburgh and London. The island has enjoyed a period of […]

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The Isle of Tiree does not often get a mention on the Scottish News, far less the ‘National (UK) News’, yet on Wednesday the 20th of April Tiree got a passing mention. The reporter was commenting on the ferry woes relating to the Isle of Arran due to the breakdown of the ‘MV Caledonian Isles’. […]



With gusts of 62mph forecast for Tuesday the 8th of March, Tuesday’s ferry is on an alert of delay or cancellation at shortnotice. The expectation is that anytime soon it will be cancelled. After three glorious calm, sunny days, today Monday 7th of March was a bit of a shock to the system. There was […]

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It’s almost 6:00pm on Thursday the 10th of February as the ‘MV Lord of the Isles arrives’ at  Tiree’s Pier. This is the first ferry that has berthed successfully at Tiree since Friday the 4th of February.  Under the winter timetable Tiree is not due a ferry on a Friday, but due to the cancellation […]


We Are Home!

Our journey home to Tiree began in Thame, Oxfordshire. Last year (2021) we had journeyed south to Rochester, one of the Medway towns in Kent in order to be with family for Christmas. It was a real joy to spend time with our two grandchildren and on Boxing Day the whole family met up. The […]

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How Time Flies

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 […]

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Home To Tiree

The weather has not been the most conducive to venturing further afield on the island thus the lack of recent posts. With a dental appointment on the Mainland we were keeping a close watch on the weather forecast. The appointment was on the Friday so this meant sailing on the Thursday and returning on the […]

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‘Back On Track’

‘Back on track.’ It certainly did not appear that way on Tuesday morning. There was no change in the weather. The ferry was delayed by about 30 minutes apparently because of poor visibility. The morning flight from Glasgow was cancelled due to poor visibility and broadband on the island was still down unless you had […]

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