“Ropes Away”

It was ‘Ropes Away’. The bow and stern ropes were released The strong cords holding us to Tiree were set free. The link was severed and we were on our way. It was the first leg of many on our journey. First of all to Oban and then Glasgow. Then on to England and beyond. […]

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Until Further Notice

With the MV Clansman’s delayed return to service CalMac have issued a revised timetable for the Oban, Coll and Tiree route. The amended timetable commences on Monday 9th April. It will be in operation until further notice. Monday Depart Oban 0715 Arrive Coll 1020 Depart Coll 1030 Arrive Tiree 1130 Depart Tiree1150 Arrive Coll 1250 […]

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A Note To Self

It’s one of these mornings when it is on the wild side. The sky is a dismal grey and it is wet and windy. Thankfully the morning plane landed. However, today’s ferry is cancelled. On such a morning it is easy to suffer memory loss. To forget the beautiful days of sunshine in the past […]

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RE-DEPLOYED

SAIL – ONE DAY ONLY. For one day only the MV Isle of Mull was redeployed. She left her normal route temporarily to cover Coll and Tiree. CalMac is facing a crisis as a result of being a major vessel down. The MV Clansman is still in dry dock and will probably be some for […]

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Hebrides Ushers In Summer

Generally speaking CalMac has only two seasons – Summer and Winter. However this year again it has three seasons for the Isle of Tiree. Like everywhere else in the timetable there are the two seasons but additionally for Tiree there is High Summer. The Summer season commenced on Good Friday (30/03/18). It ought to have […]

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The Familiar

There is something reassuring about the familiar. It can be familiar faces, places or routines. The familiar does not have to be boring. It can even be exciting. Our trip south takes us away from familiar. In moving to Tiree we left behind the familiar. Four years on and the island is the new familiar. […]

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Memorable

Tomorrow holds in store an appointment with the ‘Lord of the Isles’. On Monday morning we board the ferry bound for Oban. From there we travel to Glasgow and on to London. And what a memory to carry away with us. Sunday was indeed sun-day. Daylight hours were mostly a radiant blue. What is more […]

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