“The Long Haul”. This is not a reference to the length of rope attached to the boats moored at Millport on the Isle of Tiree, nor to the length of our walk from our home in Scarinish to the Surgery at Baugh and back again. Rather, it is reference to the much touted phrase employed […]Read more "The Long Haul"
It’s the last week in November and Tiree has experienced crisp sunny days. Daylight hours are in short supply as we move towards the winter solstice on the 22nd of December, but the few hours of daylight have been been a delight. While much of the UK has suffered from either frost, mist or flooding, […]Read more "Breakfast Marmalade"
It’s September the 29th and Baptist Churches across Scotland have been celebrating a birthday. In 1869, 52 Baptist Churches united to form the Baptist Union of Scotland. The Union has faced many challenges along the way but it has managed to maintain a sense of purpose and unity. Today the Union is made up of […]Read more "Celebrations"
It was a week of wild weather. A week when wind and rain conspired together. A week when ferries and flights were cancelled. It was a week when shop shelves could not be restocked. Some days there was little mail to be delivered. The mail arrives from Glasgow by plane. No plane! No post! It […]Read more "What A Week!"
A beautiful November day followed a few early morning showers. Both forenoon and afternoon had uplifting blue skies and sea. This was something we really appreciated around noon. It was a joy to travel the length of the island. At sundown we had occasion to go to Baugh. You will find Tyree Pottery in this […]Read more "A Beautiful November Day"
It has been a day on which Storm Ali has battered much of the UK. A gust of 102.2mph was recorded on the Tay Road Bridge. Road, rail and ferries have been disrupted. Tragically there has been loss of life. All train services have been suspended out of Edinburgh Waverley, Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow […]Read more "Storm Ali Spares Tiree"
It was the evening before the Tiree Maritime Trust’s Regatta. Just as significant it was the conclusion of ‘Kitchen Tales’. This event was held in the Baptist Church premises. In the morning the team would be flying home. They had been leading the holiday club. The evenings were for the older children. The team might […]Read more "Inspirational and Unique"
You are advised, ‘Don’t tell a soul!’ Yet, in spite of the warning the secret is out. The island of Tiree is a fascinating place to live or visit. There’s more than shell sand beaches, azure blue water or amazing Machair. Careless talk can be costly. The fewer people who know the better. Secrets have […]Read more "The Secret’s Out!"
There is a good problem in Baugh. The Baptist Church Premises are too small. They are not large enough on a Sunday morning. The building was renovated three years ago. Even so there is still insufficient accommodation. Thus the Sunday Morning Gathering is normally held in An Talla. Have no fear the Baugh premises do […]Read more "‘Baugh For Life’"
Sunday evening was crowned with a sunset. Monday dawned fair but by the afternoon the wind was beginning to rise By 6:00pm you knew it was going to be a wild night of wind and driving rain. It was indeed a wild 12 hours with the southerly wind gusting to over 50mph. Much of the […]Read more "White Horses And Golden Daffodils"