“Pier Times”

It is Sale Day on Tiree And If you go down to the pier today You just never know who you might meet. We were standing with friends booked on the morning crossing. At that point someone walked up and introduced themselves. They had a name that I was familiar with online. ‘Peter Windnwaves’. He […]

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The Sale

Sheep are an important part of life on Tiree. We just have to look out of our windows to see sheep. When walking, cycling or driving you need to be aware of them. On occasions they occupy the road and are reluctant to move out of the way. The start of sale traffic arriving on the […]

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Going, Going, Gone!

On Friday morning the first floats arrived on the island Their destination – the Rural Centre, Crossapol. Saturday is the annual Tiree Lamb Sale. There was further evidence of the forth coming sale. The machair close to home was denuded of its lamb population. This was heightened by the sound of bleating from the few […]

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Light! Camera! Action!

Light! Camera! Action! – Part One Originally conceived as a single post, such was thee action that it demanded two separate posts. The occasion was the Tiree Lamb Sale. The previous day was characterised by sunshine and warmth – well by this year’s standards. Any sunshine on sale day was like two bookends. The island of Mull was […]

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Tomorrow, 15th August, is a significant date on the island. On that date, the Rural Centre is the venue for the Annual Sale of 5000 cross bred lambs and sale of suckled calves, store cattle, cows etc. Today, saw some early arrivals on the weekly Oban-Coll-Tiree-Barra sailing. However, my visit to the pier, early tomorrow will be to […]