Return to Normality

It’s a Wednesday, the day of the Barra sailing. In the Summer Timetable the ferry sails from Oban to Coll and Tiree. Then it heads through the Gunna Sound and out into the Little Minch. Its next port of call is Castlebay on the Island of Barra almost three hours away. There is a sense […]

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Remote But Not Removed

The Hebridean Islands off Scotland’s West Coast are frequently described as remote by many who live on the Mainland. The Isle of Tiree is about 4 hours by ferry from the Mainland port of Oban and a further 3 hours by coach from Glasgow. As the events of this past week have sadly demonstrated, we may […]

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Added Interest

The Wednesday sailing from Oban to Coll and Tiree departs Oban at 7:15am. This summer sailing arrives in Tiree at 11:05am and departs at 11:30am. Instead of returning directly to Oban it continues on to Barra. The ferry then arrives back in Tiree at 17:15pm This enables a day visit to Tiree. It is therefore possible […]

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Repeat Performance

Yesterday Tiree was the sunniest place in Strathclyde. Yesterday Tiree was the Sunniest place in the UK An official 11.7 hours of sunshine. Well! The repeat performance was not the hours of sunshine. The forecast included sunshine, but only for 9.5 hours. In contrast with yesterday it didn’t feel like that. The wind was directly […]

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The Inter-Island Ferry

With the advent of the roll-on-roll-off ferry, the inter-island ferry is very much a thing of the past on Scotland’s West Coast. Although it is now easier in many respects to sail directly to the islands from ports such as Oban, Mallaig and Ullapool, there are very few inter island sailings. (In galleries mouse-over for titles […]

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Tiree: Winter is here. Almost!

After an exceptional Autumn, the last few days have the feeling that Winter is here. Well, almost! The past few days have had strong winds, sunshine, cloud and just plain grey. The forecast for the weekend is promising –  storm force winds. Not ideal if you are travelling, or you are expecting visitors. Sunday marks […]

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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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