Absence Makes . . .

You may have noticed that ‘Life-on-Tiree’ has been strangely silent. It is not that we have abandoned the island or the blog. It is simply that we have been absent. Absence means in most instances no posts. The prolonged silence was down to several factors. We were busy the week before leaving for the Mainland. […]

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IMPRESSIVE

Impressive Indeed! Once again the Mighty One Prevailed. The weather forecast for the week was for wind. First of all Saturday looked doubtful. Sunday’s does not look much better either. Monday’s forecast is for winds gusting to over 50mph. As expected Saturday’s sailing was placed on an alert. It was liable to disruption or cancellation […]

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On A Wild April Day

DANI GARAVELLI wrote in ‘The Scotsman’ ‘If your home is in the Hebrides, CalMac is woven into the fabric of your life and every disruption to its service has a consequence.’ The writer states, ‘When you rely on a service for your quality of life, your feelings are more complex than those of the occasional […]

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Summer! Really?

Baroque legend Vivaldi’s most famous work for violin is ‘The Four Seasons’. We usually associate Vivaldi with Venice and the Italian sun. Is there a hint here that Summer is on its way? Spring is the transition season between Winter and Summer. In Spring daylight hours noticeably get much longer Temperatures normally start to get […]

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The Silver Screen

In a week of mixed weather she appeared out of the mist. On board Tuesday’s ferry was a very special articulated lorry. The ‘Screen Machine’ arrived on board the MV ’Lord of the Isles’. The Lorry is an 80-seat air conditioned, digital mobile cinema which brings the latest films to the rural areas of the […]

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Wild Weather Warning

On the Mainland the talk is of weather related travel disruption. For the past three weekends Tiree has experienced such disruption. On the first two Saturdays the ferry from Oban to Coll and Tiree was cancelled. This past Saturday the ferry made the crossing but Sunday’s sailing was cancelled. Sunday turned out to be a […]

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Overnighting

With no sailing on New Years Day to Tiree, and no scheduled sailing to Coll and Tiree on a Wednesday, Thursday, witnessed the arrival of the the first ferry of the New Year. The MV Clansman arrived at the pier in Gott Bay slightly ahead of schedule. This was perhaps just as well as Oban […]

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