After a day of scattered showers, some more like downpours, the evening was a treat. So, father and son, the latter a frequent visitor to Tiree, set out to watch the sunset. The first thought was to head for Vaul but instead we made our way to Caolas. From Caolas you look out across the […]Read more "East End Eve"
Yes! That’s correct. Unrestricted travel to, from and around Tiree by imagination. On our last trip we visited the West End of the island to’ Lag na Cleite’, or as it more commonly known ‘Happy Valley’. Today, let us take you on a walk around the East End of the island. North, South, East and West, none […]Read more "Unrestricted Travel Update"
Sunday lived up to its name. The sun shone brightly and beckoned us outside. The question was, ‘Walk around Scarinish or venture further?’ It was mid-afternoon when we headed out. We took the car still undecided exactly where to walk. We would park somewhere along the shore of Gott Bay. As we made to turn […]Read more "The Unexpected"
It is a beautiful but breezy Friday. This morning the MV Clansman cut a striking image. Due to the prevailing conditions she departed slightly early. On Friday mornings the ferry arrives at the Isle of Tiree at 9:35. How this past week has flown by. Today has the appearance of a catch-up day. It is […]Read more "Playing Catch-Up"
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 […]Read more "Barra and Back"
On a Saturday afternoon before coming to live on the Isle of Tiree we might have headed to the shops in a nearby town or gone walking in one of the many National Trust Estates close by. There are no such distractions on the island. There are no National Trust properties. There are no grand […]Read more "East End Naturally"
CalMac provide a summer only service to the island of Barra from the Isle of Tiree. It makes the once a week crossing – there and back – on a Wednesday. For the past two weeks this sailing has been cancelled. The reason given was the wind and the waves. This was the Penultimate Passage […]Read more "Barra Bound"
– Sunday 4th September – Saw over 200 runners take part in the Tiree Ultra Marathon. Runners from Tiree, Scotland, the UK and from around the globe took part. What amazing scenery they passed through as they ran right round our coastline. Along sandy beaches, across bogs and short stretches of road they ran. For […]Read more "Tiree Re-Run"
Storm EVA is approaching the West Coast of Scotland and here on Tiree we are experiencing a prolonged spell of high winds, but Eva is expected to raise the stakes. In a recent press release CalMac’s director of operations Drew Collier stated that Storm Eva brings significant weather challenges for us over the next few days and makes operating […]Read more "Storm Eva Approaches"
Nae Snaw! Sitting out the Atlantic Ocean Tiree very rarely has a covering of snow. Thus, while many parts of the UK are under a blanket of snow, we are snow free. For much of the day grey clouds have been the dominant weather feature, with occasional glimpses of the sun and the odd hail shower. At […]Read more "Tiree: No Snow"