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"
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!"