Misty Morning

It’s the day with the shortest hours of daylight. Thus far these daylight hours have been a delight. From first light a low lying mist crept over the island. As the sun rose slowly in the sky it highlighted the mist. The Memorial in Pier Road proved an ideal vantage point. Across the Passage of […]

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Gott A Walk!

“Gott: A Walk! Gott: A Walk! Gotta Walk! Gotta Walk! Gotta Walk!” We had a stormy Sunday. We woke up to a wet Monday. However, we enjoyed a sunny Monday afternoon. Just as forecast the sky turned bright blue at 12:30. You could actually see the weather front move through. Historic Kirkapol Chapels No wonder […]

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Go Forth

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 […]

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Signs of Life

Signs of life in a graveyard. The weather was fine for walking. Warm and sunny with hardly a breath of wind. Thus it was we set out for Gott Bay and Kirkapol. (Mouseover for titles – double click for larger pictures) At Kirkapol there are three redundant church buildings. The earliest church building dates back […]

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Sonrise

At first, probably just after 8.00am there was a thin line. Later, probably about 8.30, it was like a letterbox. Then at 9.00am the Sun rose spectacularly. Later in the day I was reminded of the intricately carved cross at the old graveyard, Kirkapol. So the two  came together, the cross and the sunrise to […]

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It’s True

Christians are the people of the resurrection. Here on Tiree, along with millions around the world, we remember on Good Friday that Jesus died on the Cross outside the City of Jerusalem and that through a personal faith in him, we are put right with God. Thus, Good Friday is not a memorial, it is […]

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