Reveal. Hoist. Celebrate.

In his poem ‘To A Mouse’The Ayrshire poet Robert Burns observed that The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft agley. How true that almost was for the revealing of the Tiree Flag. The historic ceremony was organised for 2:00pm at An Talla, Crossapol. Everything had been carefully organised with nothing left to chance. […]

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Apology For Absence

Feature Image – Sunrise over the Passage of Tiree What a weekend to be off island. What a weekend to be away from Tiree. Well what is so significant about this weekend? First of all on Saturday there is the revealing of the Tiree Flag. Earlier in the year there was a competition to design […]

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Skilful Welcoming Industrious

Skilful. Welcoming. Industrious. Three words that represent a SWI event on Tiree. The event was the Annual Show held this year in An Talla, Crossapol. SWI stands for the Scottish Women’s Institute. Tiree is a member of the Mull and Tiree Federation. There is one institute on the Isle of Tiree and several on Mull. […]

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When Pictures Fail

It is often said that “a picture is worth a thousand words” however there are occasions when words and pictures fail. This is certainly true of the recent Skipinnish concert organised by the A’ Bhuain Committee for the Tiree Home Coming 2016. Led by Angus MacPhail from Tiree, the band was originally formed with a mission to champion classic Scottish Highland West […]

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History Brought To Life

On a warm, sunny evening in May over 200 people gathered in An Talla to watch Tiree’s West End Players’ presentation A re-enactment of ‘The Napier Commission Enquiry The play was written, directed and produced by Mabel Macarthur and is based on transcripts of the evidence given to Lord Napier and his fellow commissioners by the […]

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In Under 48 Hours

In just under 48 hours, not only were we able to show our son something of the amazing land and seascape that those living on the Isle of Tiree are justifiably proud of – we were also able to introduce him to something of the culture. He was able to be present at the Sula Evening […]

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A Very Important Date

The contract for provision of Scotland’s West Coast lifeline ferry services is up for renewal. In light of this CalMac are embarking on a major tour of Scotland’s west coast communities to ask ferry users how the customer experience can be improved on their lifeline services. Board members and senior executives from CalMac’s parent company David MacBrayne […]

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Tiree: A Fresh Perspective

Thankfully on Tiree we have been spared the hazardous driving conditions being experienced by many on the Mainland. For the past six days we have had high winds and powerful waves but no blizzards, drifts or sheet ice. Although the photographs give the impression of snow, it is in fact hail. Today, we have had a […]

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Tiree: Caring and Generous

An Auction of various promises (as well as a silent auction) was held at An Talla in aid of Curam’s Resource Club, Tiree. Set in Roman times the auction was firmly rooted in Tiree and spoke volumes of a caring, generous community. Kate MacCallum introduced the evening’s events with Will Wright serving as a quick thinking, […]

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This is Tiree

This is Tiree at its best. The sky is blue and this is reflected by sand and sea. We have been back on the island 11 days now and what an amazing spell of good weather we have enjoyed. Our fear was that when our visitors arrived the weather would break, but the opposite has […]

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