“At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.” R.L. Binyon On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month exactly 100 years ago World War One ceased and on Tiree many gathered to remember the sacrifice, loss and suffering. In the morning the church came […]Read more "Tiree Remembers"
The time was 3:00pm. The date was the 11th of November. The venue was the Memorial just off Pier Road. The occasion was the annual Act of Remembrance. The weather was dry. However by late afternoon it was cold. Thankfully there was no wind to speak about. This year the short service was led by […]Read more "Tiree Remembers"
3:00pm Saturday, 12th November and Tiree pauses to remember and reflect in an act of remembrance at the Memorial, Pier Road. To remember those who have lived and died in the service of others in two world wars and in the many conflicts since then. To remember also those who today continue to suffer as a result […]Read more "Tiree Remembers"
This afternoon many from the island gathered at the War Memorial in Pier Road for the annual ‘Act of Remembrance’. Although by three o’clock there was a nip in the air, the day began warm and bright. So mild that the midges were out! For most of the day Gott Bay was resplendent in the sunshine. […]Read more "Batten Down The Hatches"
November provides an opportunity to look back and reflect on the summer that has just gone. Here on Tiree, along with the rest of the country, summer was late in arriving. Whether it was in the garden or on the machair flowers were a month to six weeks behind. On the island it has felt that summer began […]Read more "The Going Down of the Sun"
At 3:00pm on Saturday the 8th of November, on a sunny but breezy afternoon, members of the community gathered for an act of Remembrance as wreaths were laid at the Memorial close to Pier Road. The short service was led by the Rev Elspeth Maclean of the Church of Scotland with the Pastor of the […]Read more "Tiree Remembers"