An Gille-Brìghde

For the uninitiated ‘An Gille-Brìghde’ is the name of the Tiree St Ayles Skiff. For those who do not have the Gaelic it means ‘The Oyster Catcher’. These colourful birds are characteristic of the island. The skiff is presently under construction in the Noust (Boathouse). The work began with building a workbench in February (2018). […]

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Tiree Remembers

The time was 3:00pm. The date was the 11th of November. The venue was the Memorial just off Pier Road. The occasion was the annual Act of Remembrance. The weather was dry. However by late afternoon it was cold. Thankfully there was no wind to speak about. This year the short service was led by […]

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They Ran!

They Came. They Ran. They had a Ceilidh. “It was beautiful! It was brutal! It was Brutiful!” This was one response to this year’s Tiree Ultra-Marathon. The Tiree Ultra-Marathon is 35 miles long with a great reputation. What other Ultra-Marathon is run right round an island? It is not just any island! – It is the beautiful […]

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I Am Miscellany

I am Miscellany. I am a right mixed bag, I am an assortment of unrelated articles. My origin lies in the latin word miscere which means to mix. This past week the weather itself has been mixed. We have had sunshine, showers and heavy downpours. On Monday and Tuesday Tiree was officially the sunniest place in […]

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It’s Exciting!

Throughout the islands off Scotland’s West Coast there is much concern over ongoing depopulation. For some islands there is the fear of going the way of St Kilda where the island’s population were all evacuated to the Mainland. Here on Tiree many in the community are being proactive. So it is encouraging to see recent […]

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Go Forth

On Thursday the 8th of September, Elspeth Jane MacLean left her charge, as minister of the Church of Scotland on Tiree, and set out for the South Lanarkshire village of Forth. For five years Elspeth has lived and sought to serve God on the island. Ordained and inducted in Kirkapol Church on 14th July 2011, she […]

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Community Spirit

The Isle of Tiree could well be called the ‘Friendly Island’.  In July when the TMF (Tiree Music Festival) site had to be evacuated in the face of high winds, the community came together providing transport and accommodation, some in island homes.  The welcome is extended to those who visit the island whether staying in […]

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