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 […]Read more "A Wintry Crossing"
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 […]Read more "7:34am"
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.Read more "Oban Bound"
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 […]Read more "Heart of the Hebrides"
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 […]Read more "Destination Tiree"
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 […]Read more "Nae Snaw"
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 […]Read more "A Striking Contrast"
A few days ago on the Mainland, it was a great encouragement to join with hundreds in praise of God and at the same time to be reminded of his compassion for the poor, the vulnerable and the refugee. However, it was good to be back home on Tiree today and to join with others in […]Read more "Amazing Artistry"
By Where The Corncrake Cries Over the years we have had various chairs, seats and sofas, but I have never had one that I thought of as ‘my seat’. There is one however that I often refer to as ‘my seat’ and it doesn’t even belong to me. In fact, it is dedicated to the […]Read more "My Seat"
Tiree has three small hills, but no mountains. Yet, we are surrounded by marvellous views of mountains. Today, just before and after dawn we looked out on’The Paps of Jura’. Then as we returned from meeting with our Christian family at ‘An Talla’, we caught sight of snow-capped ‘Ben More’ the only ‘Munro’ on the […]Read more "Look Up"