It is a sign of the times that Tiree Community Council is proposing to try to “adopt” the majority of telephone boxes in Tiree. Another sign is the sight of traffic management as contractors work to complete the task of running the fibre optic cable to the green cabinets in Pier Road (Scarinish), Crossapol, and […]Read more "Sign of the Times"
An Tirisdeach, our community newsletter, ran a ‘Stop Press’ announcing the fact that Tiree after all will receive the fibre-optic cable bringing the promise of High Speed Broadband to the island. BT has been granted a licence to lay the subsea cable linking Calgary in Mull and Scarinish. With only a limited window in which […]Read more "Tiree: High Speed News"
Life On Tiree can confirm that this week ducting has been put in place at the BT Exchange in Scarinish in readiness to receive the subsea fibre-optic cable. The workmen volunteered that the cable should reach the island within the next twelve months. Sounds hopeful, especially having witnessed surveys of the sea route being made […]Read more "It’s on its way"
Surrounded By The Sea The Isle of Tiree is about 23 miles from Ardnamurchan, the nearest point on the Scottish Mainland. However, the island is about 4 hours from the port of Oban. Ferries coming to Tiree have to navigate the Sound of Mull before crossing to Coll and then sailing down the Passage of […]Read more "Basic but Essential Utilities"
Still no broadband! BT had lost the ‘Order” and it appears we may have to wait another week for it to be enabled. WiFi is only sometimes available and is very slow, but we will try and give a brief update as soon as possible. It has nothing to do with being on the island […]Read more "The Saga Continues"
Please be aware that we will be without a landline (telephone) from the 20th August until the 28th of August. This means we will have restricted access to emails and the web. BT are unable to provide a line or guarantee a telephone number before the 28th. We will email our telephone number to friends […]Read more "First Steps in a learning curve!"