The Sun Still Sets

‘The Sun Still Sets’ In these days of worldwide crisis the sun still sets. At this time of the year on Tiree the hours between sunrise and sunset increases daily. What wonderful clear blue skies we have enjoyed for several days. This has meant that we have also had some stunning sunsets. This was the […]

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TIREE TRACTOR RUN

It is Easter Monday and this morning and we woke up to what has turned out to be a day of bright warm (warm for Tiree) sunshine.  We had an important community appointment at Crossapol at 11:30. At 12:00 noon there was to be a ‘Tractor Run’ starting from Bùth a’ Bhaile – the local […]

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“How Are You?”

Keeping in touch with family and friends on the Mainland makes us appreciate our life on Tiree. We value their concern as they ask, “How are you? Or say ‘Keep Safe.” A common misunderstanding is that our remoteness somehow means that the island’s residents will be untouched by the virus. However, we have been informed […]

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Unrestricted Travel

Yes! That’s correct. Unrestricted travel to, from and around Tiree by imagination. Let us take you to the West End of the island to Lag na Cleite, or as it more commonly known ‘Happy Valley’.  Due to the current restrictions amidst a lockdown on all but essential travel across the whole of the UK, we will travel […]

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With Gratitude

As I stood watching today’s ferry come into the bay and as I watched her approach the pier and berth I felt a deep sense of gratitude. I could not help but think of the skipper and crew of the ferry. Then my mind went to those who handle the ropes. Then I thought of […]

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A Wee Walk

The ferry normally arrives at a convenient time for a wee walk around the crofting township of Scarinish. It is just after coffee time and before lunch time. With blue skies, calm seas, and hardly a breath of wind it was an ideal day to get out and enjoy a lungful of good clean Tiree […]

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Lifeline Services

CALMAC – Ferry Service CalMac introduces Essential Lifeline Timetable in light of Covid-19 outbreak A new reduced timetable, which runs for an initial three-week period, comes amidst a lockdown on all but essential travel across the UK. It will be subject to continual review in a rapidly changing environment. Please check the service status of […]

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Please – Now Grateful

“Please can you come quickly the camera battery is flat.”  “Where are you?” “Near the pier but not too close!” “OK.” “Keeping my distance.” “Be down soon.” Yesterday the ferry was the ‘MV Lord of the Isles’ and due to the low tide and the wind gusting from the SSE around 38mph she struggled to […]

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Uncharted Waters

Right now, it feels that all of a sudden we have been catapulted into a strange new world – a threatening world. It is a world of rapid change, sometimes not just by the day, but sometimes by the hour. Change for many can be a cause for anxiety and at present it feels that […]

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Distancing or Isolation

Today social distancing almost turned into self isolation. Under government guidelines we both fall into the category that is required to social distance ourselves. As yet we are not required to socially isolate ourselves. It was a real delight yesterday to enjoy some sunshine after the persistent rain that we have had over the winter […]

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