Breakfast Marmalade

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, […]

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Celebrations

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 […]

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What A Week!

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 […]

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A Beautiful November Day

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 […]

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Storm Ali Spares Tiree

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 […]

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Inspirational and Unique

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 […]

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The Secret’s Out!

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 […]

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