Spring Round Hough

Let’s go for a walk. Where shall we go today? Let’s walk round Ben Hough. The weather forecast is for good weather. Parking the car, there were clear views north towards Eigg and Rum. From Hough beach the view was towards the Outer Hebrides. Beinn Mhor on South Uist was impressive. Mousover for captions – double click […]

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A Tantalising View

It is the Easter Weekend. Officially Spring has sprung. However, it has felt more like winter. The breeze has had a raw edge to it all day. As the daylight hours were drawing to a close there was a tantalising view westwards of the sun. Could it really be true that the forecasters have got […]

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Summer in Winter

It started with Abigail (A Big Gale) and was quickly followed by a succession of other more powerful storms. Storms Frank, Gertrude and Henry left many on the Mainland without power and shut roads and railway lines. In fact the West Coast Railway Line remains closed in Scotland due to the storm damage wrought upon […]

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A Peaceful Pose

Life went on for us much the same during TMF (Tiree Music Festival). Thankful that we could just graze (nibble and gaze) away from all the excitement of the past 24 hours. There seemed a lot of coming and going – more cars and buses than normal, even for TMF. It was a bit of […]

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The Big Blow

Tiree has something to blow about. One of the less well known features of the island’s landscape, or seascape, is the blowhole at Sandaig. To the best of my knowledge it is not listed on any of the Tourist Maps or Guide Books, but it ought to be! Previously featured in ‘Life On Tiree’ the […]

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Losing My Cool

It may not be the 40 degrees of Wimbledon’s Centre Court where Andy Murray was playing, or the 30+ degrees of the south of England, but it was warm for Tiree. There may still have been a breeze blowing, but I ask you, “How cruel can a person be?”  Imagine cutting the grass on a […]

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A Treasure On Our Doorstep

Scarinish Point (Rubh An Sgoir Mhoir) is right on our doorstep and what treasure it is. With the afternoon sun having broken through the cloud cover we took a walk down the pier and returned home via Rubh An Sgoir Mhoir. Passing the Noust, the brand new boat house of the Tiree Maritime Trust, we gained […]

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