Have We Got Views For You

‘Have we got views for you.’ This was the headline on the front cover of a Scottish newspaper’s weekend magazine. Among the various photographs there was an extinct volcano, a magical island, a petro-chemical plant, a woodland folly, and a historic graveyard. Yet a careful study of the magazine did not include a single photograph […]

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Great Expectations

Last Saturday we had hoped to travel with our son to the neighbouring island of Coll and enjoy lunch at the newly extended Coll Hotel. Sea conditions, swell, were such that Tiree Sea Tours had to cancel the trip. Sunday turned out to be a beautiful sunny day, not as warm as London, but pleasantly […]

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Fascinating

I find sunrises and sunsets fascinating. While I am less tempted to rise around 4:00am to watch the sun rise over the Isle of Mull, I find it hard to resist the draw of even the hint of a colourful sunset. Such is the draw that even although confronted with the challenge, “Haven’t you enough […]

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Intriguing

Driving towards the Baptist Church’s premises at Baugh, the skyline caught our attention. There was something haunting about the band of cloud wrapped around Ben Hynish and Ben Hough. and the NATS Radar Dome, known as the ‘Golf Ball’ stood out like a figure on top of a wedding cake. The week long ‘J Files’ […]

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Tiree Maritime Fotos

It’s a special weekend on the island. This weekend is the 10th Tiree Music Festival. It’s well under way at the Festival Site at Crossapol. It’s a busy time. But the activity is not confined to the festival. Crofters, fishermen, and many others are hard at work. Social Media will be populated with photos from […]

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Of Humble Origins

As we were walking over the Machair we saw her in the distance. Progressing south in the ‘Passage of Tiree’ was a ship. She appeared to be making her way towards Gott Bay. As she drew closer it was easier to identify her. The vessel was the ‘Hebridean Princess’. The operators of the ‘Hebridean Princess’ […]

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