Three Returns Please

With our holiday over there was our return to Tiree. After a long absence there was the return of the MV Clansman to Tiree. And after the chaos of the past months a return to the Ferry’s Summer Timetable. Our return to the Isle of Tiree was like a game of hopscotch. From Dubrovnik to […]

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“Ropes Away”

It was ‘Ropes Away’. The bow and stern ropes were released The strong cords holding us to Tiree were set free. The link was severed and we were on our way. It was the first leg of many on our journey. First of all to Oban and then Glasgow. Then on to England and beyond. […]

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Ready! Steady!

On your marks! Get ready! Wait for it! Go is at 2:00pm, Saturday 5th May, 2018. The race event is the Tiree 10K and Half-Marathon. It appeared as if external circumstances were conspiring against it. First of all the MV Clansman required extensive unplanned for repairs. And for several months now the ferry service has […]

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Barra and Back

Today the weekly Summer Sailing from Tiree to Barra and back commenced. This was one weekly later than originally advertised. And this was due to vessel redeployment issues. The MV Clansman is still in dry dock! Until further notice this service is being operated by the MV Lord of the Isles. In the past she […]

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RE-DEPLOYED

SAIL – ONE DAY ONLY. For one day only the MV Isle of Mull was redeployed. She left her normal route temporarily to cover Coll and Tiree. CalMac is facing a crisis as a result of being a major vessel down. The MV Clansman is still in dry dock and will probably be some for […]

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The Familiar

There is something reassuring about the familiar. It can be familiar faces, places or routines. The familiar does not have to be boring. It can even be exciting. Our trip south takes us away from familiar. In moving to Tiree we left behind the familiar. Four years on and the island is the new familiar. […]

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Relief Beyond Belief!

This morning our deductions were proved correct. The MV Lord of the Isles was a most welcome relief ferry. The MV Lord Isles was the relief vessel for the damaged MV Hebridean Isles. The latter had been the relief vessel for the MV Clansman away for its annual overhaul. It was a relief in more […]

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