A Timely Catch-Up

A month has passed since we last reported on our life on Tiree. On that occasion we were travelling south to meet up with our family for a celebration – our Golden wedding – although the actual date was in January. In all we were off island for two whole weeks. However, we have been […]

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Home And Away

On Monday morning the ‘MV Hebrides’ berthed in Oban having  sailed overnight from Liverpool. Later in the day she set sail for Lochmaddy (North Uist) where she berthed overnight. With the ‘MV Hebrides’ back on the ‘Uig Triangle’ (Skye / North Uist / Harris) the ‘Mighty One’ was released to return to Oban.  At 8:29 […]

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Alert, Arrival, Aggregates

It’s not the three ‘Rs’ – “Reading Writing and Arithmetic”. It is not even “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”. Nor is it “Recruitment, Resources and Results”. In this instance it is three ‘As’ – “Alert, Arrival and Aggregates”. Alerted on Wednesday evening to Friday’s arrival of the CEG Cosmos, a high cubic capacity box hold vessel; […]

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SNAP!

At a first glance the headline photograph looks picturesque with the ‘MV Isle of Mull’ alongside the pier at Tiree and the moon was already high in the deep blue sky. However, a closer look at the photograph reveals that all is not as it appears. What a start to the year it has been […]

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Repeat Performance

No two performances are identical but at first it felt like a repeat performance of the day before. We woke up to the wind speed about 46mph and gusts of 59mph. It was indeed another stormy morning. The sky was perhaps a little lighter and it was raining off and on. With high tide in […]

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Breezy

With gusts of 62mph forecast for Tuesday the 8th of March, Tuesday’s ferry is on an alert of delay or cancellation at shortnotice. The expectation is that anytime soon it will be cancelled. After three glorious calm, sunny days, today Monday 7th of March was a bit of a shock to the system. There was […]

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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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CalMac Status Report

This evening, Friday 11th February, the wind has risen one again and the rain is battering the windows. No surprise that less than 2 hours after the ferry departed Tiree on Thursday evening that CalMac advised, ‘Due to this evening’s forecast of Southerly winds gusting to 51mph, the afternoon service to Tiree is now cancelled.’ […]

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RELIEF ARRIVES

It’s almost 6:00pm on Thursday the 10th of February as the ‘MV Lord of the Isles arrives’ at  Tiree’s Pier. This is the first ferry that has berthed successfully at Tiree since Friday the 4th of February.  Under the winter timetable Tiree is not due a ferry on a Friday, but due to the cancellation […]

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LOTI’S WEATHER WINDOW

In the lull between Storm Malik and and Storm Corrie the MV Lord of the Isles arrived at 6.30am at Scarinish, Isle of Tiree. Those travelling from Oban to Coll and Tiree had a very early start as the ferry departed Oban at 3:00am. Vehicles and their passengers had to be at the terminal no […]

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