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 […]Read more "A Welcoming Working Island"
An hour away from Tiree by plane and yet Glasgow feels like a different world altogether. The two airports stand in sharp contrast. Both have safety and security requirements, but there most of the similarity ends. You leave a world where the airport staff are known to you and enter the anonymous world of Glasgow […]Read more "Rising Above It All"
Unlike the Mainland, where you can leave your home and head off to a nearby town or city as you wish, if you are travelling from Tiree you have to plan your trip and leave by ferry or plane. Thankfully there are now two planes a day Monday to Friday and one plane on both […]Read more "Plane or Ferry"
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 […]Read more "Up. Up. And Away"
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 […]Read more "Tiree’s Threesome"
Life on Tiree is never dull. The welcome aboard the Twin Otter aircraft (which seats 14 on an inboard flight to Tiree) was accompanied by a warning that the visibility level was right on the threshold and that our flight might have to turn back without landing. We were informed that there was insufficient fuel […]Read more "TIREE Touchdown"
In many ways, today’s weather is better than many a summer’s day, with bright sunshine and blue skies. Having been on the Mainland for three days it was good to get back down to pier and to watch the MV Clansman berth. The sky was blue but there was a stiff ‘South Easterly’ gusting to […]Read more "Tiree: Better Than Many A Summer’s Day"
Life on Tiree involves leaving the island for emergency admission to hospital, planned admissions and routine hospital appointments at out-patient clinics. The sound of an aircraft overhead when none is expected can often indicates an air ambulance. Some hospital appointments are at the Oban and Lorne hospital in Oban, but most appointments involve travelling to […]Read more "Tiree: Same Country – Different World!"
“Thank You For Flying With Us. Have a safe onward journey.” Familiar words for many, but sadly in the light of recent events words that cannot be taken for granted. Yesterday, in our travels across the island to enable our guest the opportunity to purchase some last minute gifts, we witnessed two planes, (the large […]Read more "Tiree: A Safe Onward Journey"
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:Read more "Tiree: The Reef"