So Peaceful

Waiting for my passengers it felt so peaceful. I was standing outside the Church of Scotland Manse. It was one of these mornings when it all felt so very still. Not even the plane overhead disturbed that stillness. It was the tiny Islander plane from Oban via Coll. Strangely it appeared to amplify the peace. […]

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Pier Watch

One day, two sailings and two different ferries. It is not often that this happens on Tiree. It had to be the Tiree Music Festival. It had to be the day after TMF. Leaving Oban at 5:45am the first ferry arrived at 10:00am. The MV Isle of Mull was rostered as she can carry more […]

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A Colourful Spectacle

This morning the bay was a hive of activity. There were all manner of comings and goings. However it was mainly goings – vehicles and passengers. There were several moored yachts. Other craft were causing a wave. And then there was the ferry. Before 8:00am vehicles and foot passengers had begun arriving. Coaches provided a […]

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Whatever

‘Whatever’ can be almost dismissive. Asked to make a decision you reply, “Whatever.” It is not the most helpful response to a sincere request. On the other hand it can be a real positive. ‘Whatever happens.’ – Whatever the outcome.’ In this respect ‘Whatever’ speaks of a confidence. David, the shepherd-boy, king and song-writer had […]

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Whatever The Weather

Friday the 13th of July. What a glorious morning to arrive on Tiree. The sea was perfectly calm and the sun was shining. The buses were sitting waiting the arrival of the ferry. The Pier Staff were prepared and the Team TMF volunteers were ready. All that was required was for the MV Clansman to […]

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An Gille-Brìghde

For the uninitiated ‘An Gille-Brìghde’ is the name of the Tiree St Ayles Skiff. For those who do not have the Gaelic it means ‘The Oyster Catcher’. These colourful birds are characteristic of the island. The skiff is presently under construction in the Noust (Boathouse). The work began with building a workbench in February (2018). […]

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A Sunday Evening Stroll

It’s just gone 9:00pm and the grass outside is turning to gold. The sun has not yet set but its rays are working their powerful effect. As the lengthening beams caress the landscape they entice you outside. As we step outside all feels calm for the air is still. It will be no long walk […]

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