Christmas Day in the Morning

“I saw three ships come sailing in On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day I saw three ships come sailing in On Christmas Day in the morning” On the flat calm waters of the Passage of Tiree there was a lone fishing boat working off Scarinish harbour but it made us think of  the popular 17th […]

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‘Tis The Eve Before Christmas

This evening’s winter sundown may not have lasted long but while it lasted it was so appealing. With a big day ahead we will let the photographs speak for themselves. The views are from our west facing window over the Scarinish skyline. Life on Tiree appreciating the work of our Creator’s hand. To think that […]

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Happy Christmas

Recently a red coated gentleman and his special friend with a famous red nose made a flypast over the island. They were last seen heading north towards his workshop, probably to be prepared for their annual busy night.  Life on Tiree has learned that they both appreciated the addition of the reindeer beside the island’s […]

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The Mighty Conqueror

It is not by any accident that the MV Clansman is known as ‘The Mighty One’ and today, Wednesday 19th December 2019, under Skipper Lewis MacKenzie she was ‘the Mighty Conqueror’. Under the winter timetable, when vessels take their turn to go for their annual overhaul, there are only 5 crossings a week to the […]

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Plus To Minus

It almost seems strange to say that we left behind the relative warmth of Tiree for the freezing temperatures of the Mainland.  Yet, strange as it might seem that is what we did on Saturday. The Isle of Tiree has a mild climate with some of the highest levels of sunshine recorded anywhere in the […]

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Breakfast Marmalade

It’s the last week in November and Tiree has experienced crisp sunny days. Daylight hours are in short supply as we move towards the winter solstice on the 22nd of December, but the few hours of daylight have been been a delight. While much of the UK has suffered from either frost, mist or flooding, […]

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Impressive Seamanship

The south easterly wind had steadily risen over night and by the time Tuesday’s ferry was due the wind was gusting up to 41mph. These are challenging conditions for any ferry wanting to berth at Tiree. Real skill is required. High tide had not long past but at least it was a falling tide. The […]

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