News Roundup

It’s gone 10pm and excited children’s voices can be heard over the sound of what appeared to be a trawler in the bay. With the level of light in the sky it is hard to take in that the sun is about to set. Weather wise it has been warm and sunny with hardly a […]

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Changed Days

‘Changed Days’ or perhaps it should be ‘Contrasting Days for gone are the long dark winter evenings and instead we are enjoying the hours of daylight. Some evenings there appears to have been light in the sky almost to midnight and it starts getting light before 4:00am Friday, Saturday and Sunday, in terms of weather, […]

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The Long Haul

“The Long Haul”. This is not a reference to the length of rope attached to the boats moored at Millport on the Isle of Tiree, nor to the length of our walk from our home in Scarinish to the Surgery at Baugh and back again. Rather, it is reference to the much touted phrase employed […]

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When Time Flies

Our visiting friends arrived on Tuesday’s ferry. It is hard to think that it is Saturday already! This week the days have just flown by. And today we said our goodbyes. Tuesday’s ferry is a later crossing arriving at Tiree at 18:50. By the time we ate and conversed the evening had gone. There was […]

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‘Just Growing Wild’

The sun is shining. The sea is a myriad shades of blue. And Tiree’s famous Machair is in full bloom. Walk, cycle or drive, the island is looking particularly beautiful. From East to West and North to South it is stunning. The island is aive with a riot of colour. It was just last week. […]

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Absence Makes . . .

You may have noticed that ‘Life-on-Tiree’ has been strangely silent. It is not that we have abandoned the island or the blog. It is simply that we have been absent. Absence means in most instances no posts. The prolonged silence was down to several factors. We were busy the week before leaving for the Mainland. […]

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“Coll and Tiree”

The words often seem to go together. Most CalMac ferries sail to a single island. The sailing from Oban is normally for Coll and Tiree. So the names appear together in the timetables. In Oban Ferry Terminal the announcer follows the same pattern. “The ferry for Coll and Tiree is now boarding from Gate Number […]

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Simply Stunning

Sun, sea and sand – what a stunning combination. Add to that a trip onboard a rib to Skerryvore Lighthouse. Then add to that a full moon and the related high and low tides. And if that were not enough add to that heady mixture the Machair in bloom. Day after day the sun has […]

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‘Showing Off’

Generally speaking it is not a compliment to be described as a ‘Show Off’. However to show off the island to a visitor is a different matter. And yesterday Tiree was was to be seen at its very best. We were not the sunniest place in the UK. We were not even the sunniest place […]

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Awakening

It really feels as if Tiree has woken up. (Not that the island was ever really asleep.) The weekend ferries have been extremely busy. The birds are singing and the machair is awakening. Out and about you are conscious of birdsong. Walking or driving you sense colour returning to the island. When the sun shines […]

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