We woke up to an island shrouded in mist. On a Friday the ferry departs Oban an hour earlier at 6:15am. It then sails directly to Tiree with an arrival time of 9:35am. From our home we could distinctly hear the haunting sound of her horn. On board her was the Team Leader of the […]Read more "Hauntingly Beautiful"
On Thursday the 8th of September, Elspeth Jane MacLean left her charge, as minister of the Church of Scotland on Tiree, and set out for the South Lanarkshire village of Forth. For five years Elspeth has lived and sought to serve God on the island. Ordained and inducted in Kirkapol Church on 14th July 2011, she […]Read more "Go Forth"
Before the wee blow arrived on Saturday afternoon and continued through the night into Sunday the Step Out Team flew out. (In galleries mouse-over captions and double-click for larger photographs) They spent a week on the island working with members of the Baptist Church in holding a Holiday Bible Club at their premises in Baugh. Each morning […]Read more "Stepping Out on Tiree"
Invited out for dinner we were relaxing in the sun lounge. Glancing out of the window the glow is magnetic. Who could fail to be drawn by the sunset? Electric poles and wires are everywhere. It is hard to avoid capturing them. The sunset is electrifying. No sooner indoors than the mobile gives a ping. […]Read more "Electrifying"
It is hard to believe that just 24 hours ago Tiree was being assaulted by winds gusting up to 75mph. For hour after hour (6-8 hours) the wind kept hammering the island with gusts over 60mph. The gable end flashing, holding the roof tiles of our home, suffered minor damage, but thankfully a temporary repair has been […]Read more "Calm After The Storm"
It has been a day of dramatic contrasts. Joys and sorrows reflected in the weather. Sunshine and black skies. Calmness drowned out by high winds and squalls of driving hail. It was a great privilege this afternoon to be involved in Tiree High School’s (Àrd-Sgoil Thiriodh) Carol Service held in Heylipol Church of Scotland. Family members and […]Read more "The Wild West"
When a friend shared some photographs with the caption ‘Chust Sublime!’ I was reminded of a previous post. The expression was made famous by the legendary, but fictional, skipper of the ‘Vital Spark’ Para Handy. How apt “Chust Sublime” is for the day we have enjoyed today. At breakfast we marvelled at our view of the […]Read more "“Chust Sublime!”"