The Lion Unleashed

There is a weather related saying that states: ‘If March comes in like a lion it will go out like a lamb. Correspondingly if it comes in like a lamb it will go out like lion.’ Double click for larger pictures in galleries. Mouse-over for any captions This year, 2019, has come in roaring like […]

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Come Fly With Me

A red sky at night according to folklore is a shepherd’s delight. Yet not every red sky at night heralds fine weather the next day. Tuesday was a good example of the exception to the general rule. This week Monday’s sunshine was followed by a colourful sunset. However Monday’s sunset was followed by Tuesday’s low […]

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Colourful Crossapol

Beautiful Baugh. Colourful Crossapol. Take your pick for both names are appropriate. Baugh Beach is often referred to as Crossapol Beach. This afternoon we had a difficult decision to make. ‘What beach were we going to walk along?’ On Tiree you are spoilt for choice. A good example of the action at Colourful Crossapol We […]

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The Art of Flight

It was an illustration of the art of flight. Our walk along Gott Bay was a vivid demonstration. The birds overhead scored higher than the kite surfers in the water. Gott Bay contains Tiree’s Big Beach. In Gaelic the beach is known as Tràigh Mhòr. The afternoon’s low tide emphasised the sheer expanse of sand. Out in […]

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More Than

The date was the the 29th of April. The event was the Tiree 10K and Half Marathon. The location was the beautiful Isle of Tiree, Scotland. But, there is more to Tiree than simply providing a backdrop. It’s not a sales pitch. It’s not an advertising slogan. There is more to Tiree than providing a […]

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Sun, Sea And Sky

The start of our third year on the Isle of Tiree has typically been characterised by an awareness of sun, sea and sky. Sun or perhaps the lack of it! Like most of Scotland, Tiree has suffered a cold, damp summer. Since our return home this year’s norm has continued with sunshine, heavy showers and a strong […]

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Hold Tight!

Living on a relatively small island on the edge of Europe, somehow you are very conscious of the weather, especially with such a wide expanse of sky, for there are no towering buildings, no high-rise flats, no mountains and no trees. Today the weather has been calm and sunny with only the occasional passing rain […]

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