‘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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Wanting The Best

Our visitors arrive on Saturday morning’s ferry. You want them to see Tiree at its best. Blue skies and seas are on order. Today has provided sunshine and showers. At times the weather has been warm and bright. At other times dark clouds and heavy showers have swept over. The weather forecast is not promising. […]

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