“It’s just island life.” Sometimes the phrase is a reference to the weather. Sometimes it relates to Tiree’s transport links to the Mainland. And sometimes it is a combination of both. It is November and while parts of the UK have experienced devastating floods, here on Tiree we have enjoyed some truly sunny days. However […]Read more "Island Life"
Once again there was a lull before the storm. It was only late on Sunday evening that the wind began to rise and around 5:00am the gusts peaked at 64mph. Those relying on the ferry had been advised to sail on either Saturday or Sunday’s crossing. Throughout the morning the wind speed and gusts decreased […]Read more "Perseverance Determination and Success"
We arrived at the pier just as the MV Clansman was preparing to berth. Due to the weather and anticipated sea conditions she had departed Oban Ferry Terminal at 6:15am, an hour earlier than timetabled. Sailing under a revised timetable she berthed at Coll at 8:47 and subsequently departed at 9:15 bound for Tiree. Her […]Read more "With A Rattling and Rumbling"
On Friday 27th September 2019 the ships’s horn of the MV Clansman sounded as it pulled away from the pier and headed out to sea. The action was a salute to ‘Anne’ who has been in charge of the pier office for 24+ years. She was approached to take up the role by the former […]Read more "A Salute To Anne"
‘Life on Tiree’ has been silent for just over a week. You might have been wondering what has happened. The answer is there have been no posts because we have been off island. For part of the time we had been visiting family. Our journey home began in Chester from where we travelled by train to […]Read more "Home Again"
It was Robert Burns in his poem ‘To a mouse’ who penned the oft quoted words, ‘The best-laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men Gang aft agley.’ I had in mind to convey something of how busy the island has been in the last seven days. Sadly, in all the busyness of getting ready for a […]Read more "The Best Laid Plans"
It’s ‘TMF’. The ferry is busy. And the weather looks promising! Earlier in the week the weather was dreich. Low cloud meant no planes on Tuesday and Wednesday. Add to that on Tuesday the ferry was delayed for technical reasons. It was after 10:00pm on a wet evening before it arrived at the pier in […]Read more "It’s TMF"