This past weekend served as a reminder that there is more to life on Tiree than surf and sand. Tiree is justifiably proud of the white sandy beaches that surround the island and the surf that breaks on its shores. Little wonder then that year after year many return for their annual holiday, some even […]Read more "Beyond the Sand and Surf"
Sheep are an important part of life on Tiree. We just have to look out of our windows to see sheep. When walking, cycling or driving you need to be aware of them. On occasions they occupy the road and are reluctant to move out of the way. The start of sale traffic arriving on the […]Read more "The Sale"
Once again we had occasion to make a delivery in the West End. Our destination lay in the shadow of Ben Hough. We we did not go as midwives or as a vet We did however visit the nursery. First of all we were introduced to a mum and her triplets. The nursery was a fenced off area in […]Read more "In Ben Hough’s Shadow"
Highland Cattle are not just there to provide a photo-stop for tourists. Yet while they are a lasting memory from childhood holidays spent touring the Scottish Highlands and Islands, they are also vital to the local economy. The Highland Cattle Society state, “The Highland breed of cattle has a long and distinguished ancestry, not only […]Read more "A True Highlander"
Before the sun had even given a hint of rising on Saturday the 14th of February, the MV Hebrides cast its ropes and departed Oban for Coll and Tiree. The 05:30 departure was down to the alternative timetable in operation due to the livestock sale on Tiree. After the scheduled call at Coll the vessel […]Read more "Going! Going! Gone!"
Farming and Crofting are a way of life for many on Tiree. The island is not simply a playground with stunning beaches and Machair – it is a place where people work hard and for whom care for the land and their animals is vitally important. After a leisurely lunch and the conversation that followed on, we were […]Read more "Tiree: Seeing Double"