‘I love to go a-wandering, along the coastal track, and as I go, I love to sing, my rucksack on my back.’ These adapted words from a song from the distant past could well describe a recent walk at the East End of the Isle of Tiree. We drove from Scarinish, passing Gott Bay along […]Read more "A Wee wander"
As promised in the previous post here is the colour supplement. The warm sunny weather continued into Monday evening. In fact it has continued into Tuesday. On Monday morning we took advantage of the weather. We climbed Ben Hynish in bright sunshine. What views we enjoyed. It was late afternoon when the second plane of […]Read more "Colour Supplement"
Later this month we mark the anniversary of our arrival on Tiree. In 2011 we came for a day on a visit; in 2012 we came for a week’s holiday and then in 2013 we came to live on the island. It is strange, but for the first time in the seven years that we […]Read more "Quietly Busy"
It’s gone 10pm and excited children’s voices can be heard over the sound of what appeared to be a trawler in the bay. With the level of light in the sky it is hard to take in that the sun is about to set. Weather wise it has been warm and sunny with hardly a […]Read more "News Roundup"
‘A Weekend of Celebrations’ – Some, especially on the Mainland, celebrated the slight easing of lockdown. Some perhaps celebrated a weekend of bright warm sunshine. There is no doubting the fact that the sunshine was welcome and made exercising on the Isle of Tiree a pleasure. We even spotted one family on the beach […]Read more "A WEEKEND OF CELEBRATIONS"
It was so tempting blue skies and flat calm seas, day after day. Perfect conditions for a trip to Skerryvore and onto Lunga courtesy of Tiree Sea Tours. Who could resist it? Today, Friday, the weather has finally broken, the air is still, the sea calm, but harr (sea mist) is rolling in over the […]Read more "So Tempting"
CALMAC – Ferry Service CalMac introduces Essential Lifeline Timetable in light of Covid-19 outbreak A new reduced timetable, which runs for an initial three-week period, comes amidst a lockdown on all but essential travel across the UK. It will be subject to continual review in a rapidly changing environment. Please check the service status of […]Read more "Lifeline Services"
‘The last shall be first.’ Today saw the first use of the new linkspan at Tiree’s pier. For the duration of the linkspan replacement process it has been a foot passenger only service. With the ‘MV Clansman’ covering for the ‘MV Hebrides’ on what is known as the Uig Triangle, the first ferry to make […]Read more "First And Last"
Please click on the PHOTOGRAPH below for an account of an instance of elective surgery. The replacement of the ‘linkspan’ at the CMAL pier on the Isle of Tiree was elective surgery and the original date was scheduled for Monday the 24th of February. However, in the weeks leading up to the scheduled date, Tiree lay […]Read more "Surgery"
It’s Sunday and Dennis continues to menace the Isle of Tiree. While the wind gusted up to 71mph, thankfully the island has been spared the disastrous flooding which has destroyed the homes and businesses in many parts of the Mainland. In England, Wales and Scotland many have been made homeless. Storm Dennis is the second […]Read more "Dramatic Dennis"