As we sat down to tea, at the end of what had been a day of uninterrupted bright sunshine, an orange glow filled the room. Looking out of our west facing window the golden globe could be seen just as it was about to drop below the horizon. Tea over, and the sky still light, […]Read more "Another Tiree Special"
On Friday 27th September 2019 the ships’s horn of the MV Clansman sounded as it pulled away from the pier and headed out to sea. The action was a salute to ‘Anne’ who has been in charge of the pier office for 24+ years. She was approached to take up the role by the former […]Read more "A Salute To Anne"
‘Life on Tiree’ has been silent for just over a week. You might have been wondering what has happened. The answer is there have been no posts because we have been off island. For part of the time we had been visiting family. Our journey home began in Chester from where we travelled by train to […]Read more "Home Again"
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"
‘Have we got views for you.’ This was the headline on the front cover of a Scottish newspaper’s weekend magazine. Among the various photographs there was an extinct volcano, a magical island, a petro-chemical plant, a woodland folly, and a historic graveyard. Yet a careful study of the magazine did not include a single photograph […]Read more "Have We Got Views For You"
Last Saturday we had hoped to travel with our son to the neighbouring island of Coll and enjoy lunch at the newly extended Coll Hotel. Sea conditions, swell, were such that Tiree Sea Tours had to cancel the trip. Sunday turned out to be a beautiful sunny day, not as warm as London, but pleasantly […]Read more "Great Expectations"
One of the many joys of life on Tiree is meeting new people. This is particularly true of our involvement in Tiree Baptist Church. Visitors to Tiree often swell the numbers attending the Sunday Gathering at An Talla, the island’s community hall. It is also true of ‘Coffee Pot’ held every other Thursday at the […]Read more "Wilderness Wandering"