The time was 3:00pm. The date was the 11th of November. The venue was the Memorial just off Pier Road. The occasion was the annual Act of Remembrance. The weather was dry. However by late afternoon it was cold. Thankfully there was no wind to speak about. This year the short service was led by […]Read more "Tiree Remembers"
The Passage of Tiree was like glass today. No wonder at 10:00am the wind speed was 1 mph. When the MV Clansman berthed at Tiree’s pier (11:05) the wind was 5 mph. Since coming to Tiree four years ago we have felt drawn to the pier. Most days we walk at least once or twice […]Read more "A Glassy Sea"
It’s Goodnight from Life on Tiree. It is a good night – a very pleasant evening. This morning’s rain passed over and the sun came out. This afternoon’s breeze dropped and the wind sock hangs limp. A casual glance out of our south facing window reveals two hares. They are sitting erect on the horizon, […]Read more "It’s Goodnight"
“And now the weather report from Coastal Stations for 04:00 Tiree Automatic – SE 4, 15 miles, 1018 and falling slowly.” Thus began today’s report on Coastal Stations from the Shipping Forecast on BBC Radio4. Tiree is known by many for a whole variety of reasons. It is renown for its shell-sand beaches and clear […]Read more "Tiree’s Strategic Position"
One of the features of Island Life on Tiree is Changeover Day. Those occupying holiday lets have to vacate the property. The accommodation has to be cleaned and prepared. A few hours later the next guests enter. Traditionally Changeover Day has been a Saturday. Recently various lets have chosen a different day. Capacity on the […]Read more "Changeover"
Awesome can be an over used word. It was a word that I heard often this evening. This week there is a Holiday Club at the Baptist Church. Each evening the Encounter Group for the older children is meeting. As you can imagine it is great fun, action packed and simply ‘awesome’. When we left […]Read more "Awesome"
The journey is from our house to the pier. On foot it only takes just over five minutes. On the way you pass ‘An Turas’ – a journey into the landscape. This evening the journey was into a landscape coloured by the setting sun. In Pier Road the Memorial had taken on the colour of […]Read more "The Journey"
Home to this . . . Home to the machair. Home to azure blue waters. Home to white shell sand beaches. Home to blue sky and a breath taking sunset. In galleries mouse-over for captions and double-click for larger photos It was good to be home to an island with a real sense of community. […]Read more "Home"
We did the rising, the sun did the shining. After a weekend away for a family event in the Borders, It was time to return to our home on the beautiful Isle of Tiree. (In galleries mouse-over for captions and double click for larger photos) The venue was Aikwood Tower near Selkirk. The journey home included […]Read more "Rise and Shine"
Goodnight from the beautiful Isle of Tiree. It is the end of another warm July day. All is calm. It is Thursday evening and there is hardly a breath of wind. Washing still out on the lines must surely be dry.. The wind sock on the pier hangs limp. Although it is warm and still […]Read more "Goodnight"