This morning, following yesterday’s dreich weather, we woke to dark skies and heavy rain. Yet, by the time we left home (10.00am) for ‘An Talla , the sun had risen. We passed a favourite spot, the old harbour at Baugh. You are so close to the water at this point on the journey, that it is […]Read more "Tiree: The Son Has Risen!"
The website states, ‘The Tiree Fèis was established in 1990 to foster and promote the language, culture and music of Tiree, making it as relevant as ever to the lifestyle of the present day in a way which draws people of all ages.’ This evening we attended the Tutors’ Concert in An Talla and what an evening […]Read more "Feis Thiriodh"
Perhaps, one of the unspoken concerns regarding our move to Tiree was ,“What will you find to do on an island 11 miles long and only 5 miles wide at its widest point (often only one mile wide) and four hours away by boat from the Mainland?” Have no fear for our sanity, there is […]Read more "Living On The Edge"
Remote, isolated and escape are three words that are often associated with the Isle of Tiree. One intrepid explorer has said, “Escape from reality. Tiree is a place where you can go and forget about everything that is going on in the real world and just chill out.” Without wanting to deter visitors or businesses from […]Read more "Tiree: Remote, Isolated and an Escape from Reality?"
Although a regular visitor to the pier at Scarinish, and the owner of a high visibility jacket, it still does not have the words CalMac on it! From today’s visit to the pier there appeared to be more workers for Briggs Marine arriving on the island. From a bit of research I can report that […]Read more "News Update"
Beinn Mhòr, meaning “great mountain” is the highest mountain and only Munro (over 3,000 feet) on the island of Mull. This snow capped peak was clearly visible from Tiree on this beautiful sunny Sunday in February (2014). I first caught a glimpse of it when I went out for a walk in Scarinish, before meeting […]Read more "Snow Capped Ben More"
An Talla is Tiree’s community hall at Crossapol. Literally “the meeting place” or “hall”, it opened on 1st July 2004, replacing an older hall on the same site. It has quickly established itself as a major part of the island social scene and is now used for ceilidhs and dances, music concerts and plays as well […]Read more "An Talla"
Today finds us on the mainland, staying with family, before heading south to meet up with our grown-up children in London. By force of habit we look on-line at the weather on Tiree and see that, in common with much of the West Coast of Scotland, they are experiencing wind speeds in excess of 70mph. […]Read more "The Parable of Tiree’s Houses"