“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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Deeply Grateful

Leadership. Team work. Skill. Co-operation. Courage. Although there is an advertised sailing for Saturday morning from Oban to Coll and Tiree, today’s ferry may well have been the last to arrive before Christmas day. The weather forecast for Friday and over the weekend is for stormy weather, including the named storm, ‘Barbara’. As yet Saturday’s […]

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A Plan Comes Together

This afternoon CalMac’s Plan came together – just! – The MV Lord of the Isles battled to berth at Tiree’s pier in the midst of a hail storm. Awaiting repairs in the New Year, the ferry’s propulsion problems were evident, especially when having to deal with the high wind. However, eventually she berthed to the relief […]

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Challenging Conditions

In various ways these two words ‘Challenging Conditions’ sum up ‘Life on Tiree’ at the present time. For many there is the excitement that surrounds Christmas, but for others their circumstances are challenging. Living on Tiree, in contrast to the Mainland, we are often more conscious of one another’s joys and sorrows. Blessings and buffetings are two […]

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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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The Difference A Year Makes

This day last year was to say the least stormy. There were only two more sleeps until Christmas Day and with a heroic effort the MV ‘Hebridean Isles’ berthed at Tiree. The occasion is imprinted on my memory. In contrast, today, although the sailing was on an amber alert, there was no difficulty in berthing. […]

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Tiree: Celebration

It’s been an action packed weekend. It began on Friday with a lively School Carol Service at Heylipol Church. Once again we were reminded of the tremendous talent there is on the island, from the youngest to the oldest, Later in the evening, it was a privilege to be a guest of the residents of Tigh-An-Rudha at […]

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After The Storm

Just a few days ago there was calm, even yesterday morning the winds were light. However, we went to bed conscious that the wind had risen and in the knowledge that it was to get much worse. The question was ‘would we get any sleep?’ The noise of the wind hitting the house and rattling […]

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