Storm Brendon Missed

Storm Brendon, the second named storm of the season, did not miss the Isle of Tiree, but we missed Storm Brendon. Although we were away from the action, thanks to modern media we were aware of the threat that the storm posed. Our departure for the Mainland over a week ago had to be brought […]

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“Cancelled!”

Island life demands flexibility. You need to be prepared to change your plans. Our son who had spent Christmas and New Year with us on Tiree had made arrangements to travel by ferry today, Thursday the 2nd of January, to Oban and then onwards the following day to Glasgow. However, due to the stormy weather […]

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Day of Contrasts

Boxing Day 2019 was a day of contrasts. For a start it was a sharp contrast from Christmas Day. Yesterday looked like a summer’s day. The sun was shining, the air was still and the sea was calm.  How different, for most of today the island was under a blanket of high level cloud, the […]

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Look To The Sky

Looking back on Tuesday, it was a day to look skyward. It is October, however on Tiree there are not the usual tell tale signs that it is autumn. One thing that ‘Mrs Life on Tiree’ misses on the island is the colour of the autumn leaves and being able to kick those that lie […]

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Go West

It has been a week of windy, wet weather on Tiree. Squally showers have been a frequent occurrence. Thankfully the ferry has managed to berth every day at Tiree, although on two days, Tuesday and Friday, the ferry was unable to berth at the neighbouring island of Coll due to the sea conditions – the […]

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Tranquil

It’s Sunday evening. It’s been a beautiful sunny day. And as the sun sets it is so tranquil. The air is so still. The sea is so calm. It all feels so peaceful. The pier at Milton is undergoing major works. Last year the Old Harbour Pier in Scarinish was refurbished. For the time being […]

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The Lion Unleashed

There is a weather related saying that states: ‘If March comes in like a lion it will go out like a lamb. Correspondingly if it comes in like a lamb it will go out like lion.’ Double click for larger pictures in galleries. Mouse-over for any captions This year, 2019, has come in roaring like […]

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