What a day it has turned out to be be. Blue sky with clear views to neighbouring islands. So still that bird song travelled far and was music to the ears. It was all that the weather forecast predicated and more. Here on Tiree there was no need for coat, hat scarf and gloves. Especially […]


Happy Valley Revisited

Happy Valley Revisited. Our initial visit was in August 2013. We had just moved to the island and had finished unpacking. Our eldest son wanted to explore somewhere we had not been before. It’s Monday and we have company on our walk. My wee brother and his wife are staying with us for a few days. With […]

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Historic Hynish

It’s Tuesday and it’s wet and windy. What a contrast with Monday when it was sunny and calm. After an early morning shower it turned out a beautiful November day. You don’t need an excuse to go out for coffee and cake. But with visitors staying we took the opportunity to go to Hynish. We […]

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Thatch with a view

With it sunny the decision was made to head towards the West End of the island. Our guests chose to have coffee at the Farmhouse Cafe at Balemartine. The cafe is a light, bright, cheery place to enjoy coffee or lunch. Refreshed we made our way to Hynish. The fishing boat ‘Strenuous’ is normally tied up at […]

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Living On The Edge

Perhaps, one of the unspoken concerns regarding our move to Tiree was ,“What will you find to do on an island 11 miles long and only 5 miles wide at its widest point (often only one mile wide) and four hours away by boat from the Mainland?”  Have no fear for our sanity, there is […]

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