The Secret’s Out!

You are advised, ‘Don’t tell a soul!’ Yet, in spite of the warning the secret is out. The island of Tiree is a fascinating place to live or visit. There’s more than shell sand beaches, azure blue water or amazing Machair. Careless talk can be costly. The fewer people who know the better. Secrets have […]

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Show Stopper

‘Here on Tiree it’s not no crime, it’s low crime.’ Generally speaking the island is a secure space. So when there is crime the community feels the pain. Likewise on Tiree it’s not that there are no trees. It’s just a fact that there are very few trees. So you miss Mainland autumn colours. Historically […]

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‘Baugh For Life’

There is a good problem in Baugh. The Baptist Church Premises are too small. They are not large enough on a Sunday morning. The building was renovated three years ago. Even so there is still insufficient accommodation. Thus the Sunday Morning Gathering is normally held in An Talla. Have no fear the Baugh premises do […]

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So Peaceful

Waiting for my passengers it felt so peaceful. I was standing outside the Church of Scotland Manse. It was one of these mornings when it all felt so very still. Not even the plane overhead disturbed that stillness. It was the tiny Islander plane from Oban via Coll. Strangely it appeared to amplify the peace. […]

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Pier Watch

One day, two sailings and two different ferries. It is not often that this happens on Tiree. It had to be the Tiree Music Festival. It had to be the day after TMF. Leaving Oban at 5:45am the first ferry arrived at 10:00am. The MV Isle of Mull was rostered as she can carry more […]

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A Colourful Spectacle

This morning the bay was a hive of activity. There were all manner of comings and goings. However it was mainly goings – vehicles and passengers. There were several moored yachts. Other craft were causing a wave. And then there was the ferry. Before 8:00am vehicles and foot passengers had begun arriving. Coaches provided a […]

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Whatever

‘Whatever’ can be almost dismissive. Asked to make a decision you reply, “Whatever.” It is not the most helpful response to a sincere request. On the other hand it can be a real positive. ‘Whatever happens.’ – Whatever the outcome.’ In this respect ‘Whatever’ speaks of a confidence. David, the shepherd-boy, king and song-writer had […]

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