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). […]Read more "An Gille-Brìghde"
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 […]Read more "Tiree Remembers"
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 […]Read more "They Ran!"
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 […]Read more "I Am Miscellany"
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 […]Read more "It’s Exciting!"
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 […]Read more "Go Forth"
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 […]Read more "Community Spirit"
It is hard to believe that it is almost our second Christmas living on the Island of Tiree, yet the season of Christmas Parties confirms the fact. Tiree has its very own ‘Parties Committee’ who fund raise throughout the year to provide a party at Christmas for the over sixties and at least two children’s […]Read more "Tiree: ‘Tis The Season of Christmas Parties."
An Auction of various promises (as well as a silent auction) was held at An Talla in aid of Curam’s Resource Club, Tiree. Set in Roman times the auction was firmly rooted in Tiree and spoke volumes of a caring, generous community. Kate MacCallum introduced the evening’s events with Will Wright serving as a quick thinking, […]Read more "Tiree: Caring and Generous"