“Coll and Tiree”

The words often seem to go together. Most CalMac ferries sail to a single island. The sailing from Oban is normally for Coll and Tiree. So the names appear together in the timetables. In Oban Ferry Terminal the announcer follows the same pattern. “The ferry for Coll and Tiree is now boarding from Gate Number […]

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Luminance

There was a marked difference in the light over Tiree today. The clear blue skies were replaced by a haze. This was particular true over the seascape. The Isle of Mull was hidden from view. Our eldest son was leaving for home on today’s (Friday’s) ferry. The MV Lord of the Isles was due to […]

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Simply Stunning

Sun, sea and sand – what a stunning combination. Add to that a trip onboard a rib to Skerryvore Lighthouse. Then add to that a full moon and the related high and low tides. And if that were not enough add to that heady mixture the Machair in bloom. Day after day the sun has […]

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‘Showing Off’

Generally speaking it is not a compliment to be described as a ‘Show Off’. However to show off the island to a visitor is a different matter. And yesterday Tiree was was to be seen at its very best. We were not the sunniest place in the UK. We were not even the sunniest place […]

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Blue Sky Thinking

Since arriving back on Tiree from our holiday the sun has shone every day. Indeed on Friday Tiree was the sunniest place in the United Kingdom. It is a claim that is backed by the Met Office. Our son arrived by plane on Friday afternoon to blue skies. The view from the plane from Glasgow […]

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Hare! Hare!

There is a new kid on the block. Strictly speaking there is a a new leveret on the island. It is very distinctive from the grey hares that populate Tiree. On the Mainland hares are generally brown. There is a well known book about a ‘Nutbrown Hare’. It is a story I have related often, […]

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Three Returns Please

With our holiday over there was our return to Tiree. After a long absence there was the return of the MV Clansman to Tiree. And after the chaos of the past months a return to the Ferry’s Summer Timetable. Our return to the Isle of Tiree was like a game of hopscotch. From Dubrovnik to […]

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