Stepping out the house when the moon was still high on the western sky we made our way towards the Baptist Church at Baugh. On Easter Sunday morning the church on Tiree comes together for a Sunrise Service on the shore and this morning the weather was ideal, clear and bright. Unusually for Tiree, before […]Read more "See What A Morning"
The Tiree tradition is to meet on the beach at dawn. In recent years this has been in front of the manse at Gott. This year the plan was to meet at Baugh just before sunrise. The alarm clock is set for 5:00am We waken just before the alarm sounds. At 5:35 we set out […]Read more "Easter"
Weather permitting. Planned for the beach The Easter Sunrise Service Ended up in doors at the Manse. Winds had gusted up to 68mph overnight But by sunrise they were down to a mere whisper However, heavy rain showers played havoc with the event. Heavy, black clouds blotted out the sunrise. Still we had met together […]Read more "Land, Sea and Sky"
Today saw the start of the 2015 Summer Timetable and with it the arrival of a new skipper on the Clansman. There was no great fanfare for either the Clansman or its new skipper. In fact their 9:05 arrival was marked by low cloud and steady soaking rain. With this being the start of the Easter […]Read more "New Timetable – New Skipper"
Although not a cave (or a tomb), this natural arch at the west end of the island reminds me of the Easter greeting, “He is not here; he has risen!” Addressing the frightened women, the messengers say, “‘Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember […]Read more "Happy Easter"
Happy Easter from Life on Tiree to all on our beautiful island and to all our visitors, whether in person or online.Read more "Sonrise! Happy Easter."
Tiree Machair, the largest area of Machair outside the Outer Hebrides, is noteworthy as one of the few examples of rabbit-free machair in Scotland. Machair is one of the rarest habitats in Europe, found only in the north and west of Britain and Ireland. Almost half of the Scottish machair occurs in the Outer Hebrides, […]Read more "Where Hares Abound Bunnies Are Banned!"