A Welcoming Working Island

Tiree is a welcoming, working island. It is a surfer’s paradise, but it is much more. It is not simply a playground, but a home to those who live and work here. This weekend it is hosting the Tiree Music Festival. The Cornaig Ceilidh Band (Number 6) in the CalMac Tent. On Sunday the Church […]

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Leaving the crofting township of Heylipol the sky was ablaze with colour. The sun was slowly dropping down behind Ben Hough. Crossing the Reef it was a sight to behold. By Scarinish the sun had set. The sun might have set but the sky was awash with colour. The colour reflected in the clam waters […]

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Today’s Winter Palette

For the first time in days, we caught a glimpse of the Paps of Jura from our south facing windows. They appeared on the horizon just after we had a hint of sunrise. Instead of leaden skies throughout the hours of daylight, there were moments when when the sun made a brief appearance. However, dark […]

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A Real Airport

Leaving An Talla, Tiree’s Community Hall, the sky is ominous. Within seconds there is a powerful hail storm. The day is continuing as it began, Coming to the Reef we make an about turn. There are two planes at the airport. Two Fly-Be planes. Big Ones. The sky remains dark and threatening. But there is […]

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Up. Up. And Away

Faced with a routine hospital appointment in Glasgow, the choice is a ferry crossing to Oban and an onward bus or train journey to Glasgow or a flight direct to Glasgow. With the ferry's winter timetable this can take five days, whereas a flight reduces this to three days. So it was that today we […]

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Tiree’s Threesome

Having our son visit over Christmas and New Year was a reminder of three things that often grab our attention, especially in the winter months, the weather, the status of the ferry and ‘comings and goings’. Today the weather has been almost idyllic with sunshine and hardly a breath of wind. The ferry is running […]

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Two New Aircraft for Tiree

It has just been announced that the contract to supply two new planes for the air service linking Tiree and Glasgow has been awarded to the Canadian Company Viking Air Limited. The two Twin Otter DHC6-400 aircraft are expected to be delivered next May (2015) and should be operating on the route not long afterwards. […]

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Tiree Remembers

At 1.25pm, on Saturday 16th August, 2014, exactly 70 years after the collision of two Hanley Page Halifax Aircraft from from 518 Squadron RAF, relatives of the crews and their families, representatives from their home nations, senior military personnel, dignitaries from near and far, and many Tiree residents met for the unveiling of a memorial at […]

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Tiree: Urgent Requirement

On the 10th July (2014), Transport Minister Keith Brown announced that two new planes to operate on the Scottish Government’s Public Service Obligation [PSO] routes, from Glasgow to Campbeltown, Tiree and Barra has entered the formal tendering phase. Quality of build, price and how quick the aircraft can be brought into service are all factors that will be […]

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Tiree: The Reef

The Reef is perhaps the most extensive area of Machair in terms of width on the West Coast of Scotland. On the Edge of the Reef is ‘Tyrii Pottery‘ On the centre of the Reef is Tiree Airport Here are a few orchids growing on the Machair on the Reef:

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