Keeping in touch with family and friends on the Mainland makes us appreciate our life on Tiree. We value their concern as they ask, “How are you? Or say ‘Keep Safe.” A common misunderstanding is that our remoteness somehow means that the island’s residents will be untouched by the virus. However, we have been informed […]Read more "“How Are You?”"
On Friday the MV Clansman was alongside the pier. Her ropes were secured but her ramp was not yet lowered. At this point the morning flight from Glasgow appeared overhead. It was a reminder that both ferry and plane are a vital lifeline to the Mainland. Television in all its forms provides a window on […]Read more "A Lifeline!"
Saturday 29th April 2017 is the big day. Walkers, runners and supporters have started arriving. They are coming by ferry, scheduled and chartered air flights. Today’s ferry was exceptionally busy with cyclists and foot passengers. It’s Friday and the weather today has been remarkably calm. For Tiree it is warm, bright and still. What a welcome! The sun […]Read more "It’s the 10K and Half Marathon"
I’ve just read these words, “It’s wet and windy.” They come from a blog that we subscribe to: The Bg Garden and Croft. The blog is by Jonathan and Denise who live and work from their home in South Uist in the Outer Hebrides. Yesterday morning was sunny but by late afternoon the mist was descending […]Read more "When the Mist comes in"
April the First. Sunshine and April Showers. Today we have received the flavour of the month. When this morning’s flight flew overhead there was low cloud. In fact it felt as if the plane was disappearing into the mist. Thankfully the plane managed to land. As so often happens there was a shower when the ferry […]Read more "Flavour of the Month"
Earlier in the day a rainbow arched over Gott Bay. Sadly the rainbow was not quite complete. The top of the arch was missing. Thursday’s Rainbow over Gott Bay As the rainbow suggests it was a day of mixed weather. However, as evening approached we were afforded a grand sunset. Close to home is Tiree’s […]Read more "Chocolate Swirl"