Storm Ciara

The Isle of Tiree is the outermost of the Inner Hebrides lying off the West Coast of Scotland about four hours by ferry from the Mainland ferry terminal at Oban. It means that Tiree is one of the sunniest and also one of the windiest places in the UK.  Just as sunshine is a fact […]

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Going Nowhere

It is one week since we returned to Tiree from an appointment in Oban. Our return was delayed by a day because of the wind and sea conditions in the Passage of Tiree. Under the winter timetable there is normally no sailing on a Friday, but thankfully the decision was made to provide a sailing […]

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A Wintry Crossing

The weather forecast for the Isle of Tiree was for hail showers while the forecast for the Mainland town of Oban was for wintry showers. We made the short distance from our home to the pier office in the dry, however as we waited for the ferry to berth the clouds broke. Those who work […]

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Return to Tiree

At the beginning of January we left the island in order to visit Chester and to spend a weekend with family who either live in London or close by. We returned to the Tiree on Thursday 23rd January having travelled up to Oban by train the day before. The 7:15am sailing from Oban to Coll […]

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Storm Brendon Missed

Storm Brendon, the second named storm of the season, did not miss the Isle of Tiree, but we missed Storm Brendon. Although we were away from the action, thanks to modern media we were aware of the threat that the storm posed. Our departure for the Mainland over a week ago had to be brought […]

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A Weather Window

In the prevailing stormy conditions, Friday the 3rd and Saturday the 4th of January proved to be a weather window for those seeking to travel between Tiree and the Mainland. Due to the weather and related sea conditions Thursday’s ferry had been cancelled. Although a flight had come out to the island from Glasgow Airport […]

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“Cancelled!”

Island life demands flexibility. You need to be prepared to change your plans. Our son who had spent Christmas and New Year with us on Tiree had made arrangements to travel by ferry today, Thursday the 2nd of January, to Oban and then onwards the following day to Glasgow. However, due to the stormy weather […]

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