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"
Having friends visit is a real joy and pleasure. It is a delight to show them around our island home. Scarinish is our postal address but the island is our home. It is a great excuse to travel the length and breadth of the island. It provides an opportunity to explore areas visited less often. […]Read more "“Exquisite Pleasure”"
The very first Tiree 10k and half marathon was held in 2006. (Someone was seen sporting an original 2006 T-shirt.) The event is now a firm fixture in the island’s calendar. And it draws people from all over the UK and beyond. Organised by Will Wright of Tiree Fitness and his wife Becky of Chocolates […]Read more "Ready! Steady! Go!"
‘Flying Farmers’ visit Tiree. What an amazing sight – 11 aircraft on the apron. And thanks to a tip-off I was there to witness the sight. The Flying Farmers’ Association Ltd. was formed in the United Kingdom in 1974. The Association is open to any farmer, forester or landowner who owns an aircraft or operates […]Read more "Tiree’s Busy Airport"
DANI GARAVELLI wrote in ‘The Scotsman’ ‘If your home is in the Hebrides, CalMac is woven into the fabric of your life and every disruption to its service has a consequence.’ The writer states, ‘When you rely on a service for your quality of life, your feelings are more complex than those of the occasional […]Read more "On A Wild April Day"