Upon Reflection

‘Upon Reflection” is not so much about some of the picturesque reflections that we have observed over the past week but more a consideration of the two weeks that our son Andrew spent on holiday with us this year. It is a looking back at some of the highlights of the past two weeks. Nine […]

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What Wonderful Weather

You can almost tell the schools are back – the weather is wonderful! What an amazing weekend it has been – almost too calm on occasions. It is a sure sign when the midges make an appearance on the Isle of Tiree. Kenneth McKellar recorded a song about these wee but monstrous beasties. The midges, […]

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The Unexpected

Tuesday the 4th of August was a stormy day, both wet and windy.  The ferry was on an alert of possible disruption and berthing at Coll and Tiree was not guaranteed.  Even with fins (stabilisers) those who travelled to the island on Tuesday certainly knew that they were on board a ship. They were no […]

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An Antidote

It is as if the weather knows that it is the school holidays. Do not misunderstand, we have had some very enjoyable weather, but this evening is dreich. The morning started out damp, the afternoon improved and with some sunshine we took the opportunity to drive over to Soroby beach for a walk. We were […]

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Relentless

For the third weekend in a row the Isle of Tiree along with much of the United Kingdom has experienced stormy conditions.  There has been little respite from the strong winds and the hail that has come in the form of short, sharp shocks. On Friday evening there was a bright flash of lightning followed […]

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“It’s Island Life”

Tiree is surrounded by amazing beaches, large and small. Add to that the island is one of the sunniest places in Britain. When the sun shines on the shallow waters that wash the beaches the sea turns the most wonderful shades of blue. It is consequently sometimes referred to as the ‘Hawaii of the North’. […]

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Dramatic Dennis

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 […]

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A Brief Respite

The Met Office have issued a weather warning for the weekend that includes the next named storm to strike the UK. Named ‘Storm Dennis’ it is not expected to be as ‘menacing’ as ‘Storm Ciara’. Or will Dennis prove to be a Menace? Steve Ramsdale, Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office said: “Another spell of […]

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Storm Ciara

The Isle of Tiree is the outermost of the Inner Hebrides lying off the West Coast of Scotland about four hours by ferry from the Mainland ferry terminal at Oban. It means that Tiree is one of the sunniest and also one of the windiest places in the UK.  Just as sunshine is a fact […]

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Going Nowhere

It is one week since we returned to Tiree from an appointment in Oban. Our return was delayed by a day because of the wind and sea conditions in the Passage of Tiree. Under the winter timetable there is normally no sailing on a Friday, but thankfully the decision was made to provide a sailing […]

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