It is a sign of the times that Tiree Community Council is proposing to try to “adopt” the majority of telephone boxes in Tiree. Another sign is the sight of traffic management as contractors work to complete the task of running the fibre optic cable to the green cabinets in Pier Road (Scarinish), Crossapol, and […]Read more "Sign of the Times"
An Tirisdeach, our community newsletter, ran a ‘Stop Press’ announcing the fact that Tiree after all will receive the fibre-optic cable bringing the promise of High Speed Broadband to the island. BT has been granted a licence to lay the subsea cable linking Calgary in Mull and Scarinish. With only a limited window in which […]Read more "Tiree: High Speed News"
When we first arrived on Tiree, for about 10 days we had no landline, and for even longer no broadband. Mobile coverage in our home was almost non existent and to receive emails we had to locate a friendly hot spot – often outside someone else’s home! Still with perseverance in contacting BT – from […]Read more "Tiree: Surf the Waves and the Net"
At present Orange Marine’s ‘Rene Descartes’ is in the water around Craignure on the Isle of Mull. Tailored-built for Orange Marine in 2002, this cable ship is a versatile, high technology vessel, designed to lay and repair submarine fibre optic systems. The vessel has worked is way up from the Clyde and may well soon […]Read more "News Update"
Life On Tiree can confirm that this week ducting has been put in place at the BT Exchange in Scarinish in readiness to receive the subsea fibre-optic cable. The workmen volunteered that the cable should reach the island within the next twelve months. Sounds hopeful, especially having witnessed surveys of the sea route being made […]Read more "It’s on its way"
Surrounded By The Sea The Isle of Tiree is about 23 miles from Ardnamurchan, the nearest point on the Scottish Mainland. However, the island is about 4 hours from the port of Oban. Ferries coming to Tiree have to navigate the Sound of Mull before crossing to Coll and then sailing down the Passage of […]Read more "Basic but Essential Utilities"