Under the 2016 Summer Timetable the MV Clansman is the dedicated vessel serving the island communities of Coll and Tiree providing a vital link with the Mainland through the port of Oban. The MV Hebrides normally serves North Uist and Harris linking both islands with the port of Uig on Skye and the Mainland via […]
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A’Bhuain (literally ‘Harvest’) is the name given to Tiree’s ‘Home Coming’ Celebration. In 2006 about 70 ‘Homecomers’ from around the world came to the island and shared with family and friends in various events and celebrations. Ten years later, in May of this year, Tiree will be hosting A’Bhuain 2016. No matter how joyous […]
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The storm which struck Tiree on Friday afternoon and evening resulting in the evacuation of the campers at Tiree Music Festival will be part of the folklore soon. Saturday and Sunday however were characterised by sunshine. Both evenings afforded wonderful views of the surrounding islands. Away from the crowds and bands at Crossapol, we took […]
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The morning began so unpromising with grey, overcast skies and with little hope of witnessing the eclipse other than on television. (See Tiree’s Solar Eclipse.) Then just at the right time and at the right area of the sky, the clouds parted sufficiently to afford a spectacular view of the eclipse. Not only were we […]
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Published by “Where The Corncrake Cries” Back in November, when I was returning to Tiree from the mainland, on the CalMac ferry I picked up a book written by various Scottish writers. They were describing their homes, whether past or present, and one author in particular described her kitchen sinks. This is our sixth kitchen […]
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Saturday’s soaking was followed by a dreich start to Sunday. However, by about four the day began to brighten and by five things were looking up and it is proving to be a bright sunny evening. On a drive across by Moss (here on Tiree) we unexpectedly came across this wonderful example of family life. […]
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A walk across the machair and the rocks just above the shoreline revealed evidence of the fast advancing season. The ever-present daisy, celandine and thrift, which was not in flower a week ago, now carpets the crevices of the rocks. The Gaelic name for Thrift is Neoinean Cladaich which means ‘Shore Daisy’. This info was […]
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As the song states, “Tiree The Most Beautiful of All”. Looking West from the beach at Balephuil Bay Was today Spring or Summer?
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When I was barely 14, I worked almost every Saturday, and most school holidays, delivering the mail. In those days the postmen and women were paid on a Friday and invariably one or another was not well enough to come to work the next day. Perhaps it is a sense of affinity with postal workers […]
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