‘Good For Go’

The course was laid out. The race marshals were organised. Those carrying out the registration were on the ready. The goody bags and t-shirts were prepared for the entrants. There was even a queue for those requiring tickets for the ceilidh. The planes carrying runners had landed. Most important, the ferry had arrived on time. […]

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“He’s on his way!”

Tiree’s Tardis is open for Christmas Gifts. Known as Chocolates and Charms it is a treasure. And the owner Becky Wright has been busy stocking up. At this time of the year visitors are few and far between. Most, but not all, of the cafes and gift shops are closed. So there are few places […]

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They Came

They Came. They Ran. They had a Ceilidh. They came by land, sea and sky. They came to Tiree. The Tiree Ultra-Marathon is organised by Will Wright of Tiree Fitness. He is assisted by his wife Becky of Tiree’s Chocolates and Charms. He has an amazing Support Team from the island and beyond. In galleries mouse-over for […]

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When Visitors Come

We enjoy having visitors. We enjoy showing them around the island. There are simply so many natural attractions.. In fact it is hard to squeeze everything into one week. Our last visitors climbed the giddy heights of Ben Hynish. We managed to cross over to the island of Soa. We watched the Clansman in Gunna […]

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An Exciting Flavour

Enjoy a flavour of the Bank Holiday Weekend on Tiree. The occasion is the 2017 Tiree 10K and Half Marathon. This event is 12 years old and draws runners from all over. The Aperitif The journey to the Isle of Tiree is in itself an aperitif. Travel by ferry from Oban and you pass through […]

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Festive Run

Over thirty people turned up at Sandaig on Tiree for a Festive Run organised by Becky Wright of Chocolates and Charms and Will Wright of Tiree Fitness. There was a choice of two runs – either 5k or 10k. There was no pressure whatever, you could run or walk. And age was no barrier with […]

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Ultra Marathon 2016

The Tiree Ultra Marathon is ultra in so many ways. For a start there is the beautiful island location. It is friendly and has a family atmosphere. It is competitive and yet supportive. Runners look out for each other. (In galleries mouse-over for captions and double click for larger photographs) From before dawn until after dusk […]

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Running With The Waves

‘Running with The Waves’ includes the 10K, Half-Marathon and Ultra-Marathon. Saturday the 30th April 2016 was an ideal day for the 10K and Half-Marathon, with blue sky and a moderate breeze. Later in the year, Sunday 4th September, Tiree Fitness hosts the Ultra-Marathon. Runners and their support teams have been arriving over the past few days. […]

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Service with a Smile

Chocolates and Charms is a like a Tiree Tardis full of delights and none more so than in the run up to Christmas. The hard work put in by shop owner Becky Wright is obvious. Take the careful way in which the Chocolates and Charms are displayed. Then there is the free Chocolate Fountain. Take […]

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Challenging Tiree

Milton is the final refreshment station on the Tiree Ultramarathon on Sunday 6th September, 2015. Participants will be be running 35 miles – across sandy beaches, along gravel tracks, grassy dunes, sheep tracks, a few bogs and some rocky outcrops. There’s a few hills but nothing serious. It’s a really enjoyable course – varied and incredibly […]

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