On Friday 27th September 2019 the ships’s horn of the MV Clansman sounded as it pulled away from the pier and headed out to sea. The action was a salute to ‘Anne’ who has been in charge of the pier office for 24+ years. She was approached to take up the role by the former […]Read more "A Salute To Anne"
Today, Calmac’s “Lord of the Isles’ made her first visit to Tiree after her annual overhaul at Greenock. Sadly, the first of December 2014 has been characterised by dark grey skies and rain that damped the occasion. Thankfully, with ‘LOTI’ back in service, we now have five sailings a week – weather permitting. Today’s sailing […]Read more "Tiree: The Return of the Lord of the Isles"
It was exciting visiting the Mainland, spending time in Falkirk and district before travelling down to meet up with family in London. It was a real joy and pleasure to be able to join in celebrating our elder daughter’s 40th birthday, even if the celebration was a month late. Each member of the family is […]Read more "Arriving and Departing, Coming and Going"
Lord of the Isles (LOTI) Found at sea on the upper deck of the vessel. Was this a drunken sailor or lord? It certainly wasn’t sunstroke; not in the present extreme weather conditions. Or is there some other possible explanation? A careful examination of the site indicates that the prostrate body is lying under what […]Read more "Lord of the Isles"
Today, from our living room and kitchen windows, we can see the waves breaking on the nearby rocks. The storm is not yet spent. The big question is, ‘Will the ferry be able to come in today?’ The Calmac website has it on amber alert, meaning possible delay or cancellation due to adverse weather conditions. […]Read more "LOTI and friends"