Nae Thursday Ferry

CalMac have issued a status alert that Thursday’s ferry (17th February) for Coll and Tiree has been cancelled due to an adverse weather forecast. On Thursday there will be an update regarding the possibility of putting on a sailing on Friday. Storm Dudley – and possibly Storm Eunice – have added to the challenges facing […]

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Island life demands flexibility. You need to be prepared to change your plans. Our son who had spent Christmas and New Year with us on Tiree had made arrangements to travel by ferry today, Thursday the 2nd of January, to Oban and then onwards the following day to Glasgow. However, due to the stormy weather […]

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A Leap Backwards

Thirty days hath September, April, June and November. All the rest have thirty-one, except February alone, Which has 28 days . . . and 29 each Leap Year. Our calendar does not exactly correspond to the earth’s orbit around the sun. In a ‘common’ year the calendar advances by one day each year. But in a leap year the […]

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Three Ds

Speak of storm ‘Desmond’ and two other words spring to mind – deluge and destruction. Thankfully, although we have had our share of wind, we have been spared the destructive deluge experienced by others on the Mainland. In some places, the island may look more water than land, but there has been no loss of […]

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Seasonal Cancellation

CalMac have announced that Thursday’s (22:10:15) 08:15 sailing from Oban to Coll/Tiree/Barra has been cancelled due to high winds. The service status holds out the hope that weather permitting the service will resume from Castlebay at 15:15 to Oban via Tiree and Coll.  The recent spell of unseasonal calm, sunny, warm weather has finally given way to […]

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