A Wintry Crossing

The weather forecast for the Isle of Tiree was for hail showers while the forecast for the Mainland town of Oban was for wintry showers. We made the short distance from our home to the pier office in the dry, however as we waited for the ferry to berth the clouds broke. Those who work […]

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7:34am

Pulling back the curtains the sky heralded the approaching sunrise. There was blue sky but the clouds were taking on the colour of sunrise. A quick look at the time of sunrise for Tiree suggested that there was just about sufficient time to head for the memorial in Pier Road, Scarinish. The memorial stood as […]

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Oban Bound

With a family member coming to visit our island home we took the opportunity to meet him in Oban. The following is an account of our crossing and arrival told with the help of Adobe Spark Page. Click on the photograph below to read the story told with the help of photographs.

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Heart of the Hebrides

On a day such as today Tiree feels at the very heart of the Hebrides. The weather has been bright, but cloudy, with surprising views. Distant islands were concertinaed into one another. Tiree is the most westerly of the Inner Hebrides. The official website isleoftiree.com states: One of the Inner Hebrides, Tiree is twenty-two miles west of […]

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Destination Tiree

It is Tuesday afternoon. The departure point is Oban. The journey from Glasgow a delight. It is a transition from city streets to lochs and glens. The sun has shone all the way to Oban. What a difference from the outward journey to Dundee. Mountain peaks shrouded by mist are now clearly visible. Oban is […]

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Nae Snaw

Tiree is a snow free zone today and that’s how it normally is on the island. Although at noon the thermometer had climbed to a high of 5.4 ° for much of the morning the temperature never reached 4°.  It was so peaceful . It was not just the almost complete absence of wind in the morning and it was also […]

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A Striking Contrast

What a difference a few hours make. Yesterday you could hardly see in front of you and the wind was gusting to over 50mph. Even during the night the wind was still up and the rain was lashing down. This morning the sun is shining, it is relatively calm and you can see across to […]

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