Later this month we mark the anniversary of our arrival on Tiree. In 2011 we came for a day on a visit; in 2012 we came for a week’s holiday and then in 2013 we came to live on the island. It is strange, but for the first time in the seven years that we […]Read more "Quietly Busy"
No! Lockdown and social distancing has not been all too much It’s just I thought that we might commence with a game. You could call it ‘Catch Phrase’ or ‘Dingbats’. ‘Just say what you see.’ Well! Did you work it out? Was the clue too easy for you? Anywhere the phrase is, ‘Just in case’. […]Read more "Say What You See"
Out of respect for fellow islanders and in accordance with government guidelines our travels around Tiree have been limited. Most of the time we have hardy travelled very far from Scarinish and understandably that includes Scarinish Old Harbour and the Pier at Gott Bay. Naturally the ferry is a major feature of our ‘Life on […]Read more "RESPECT"
It’s Tuesday the 30th of June and there is a slight easing of lockdown in Scotland. Today’s ferry had an amazing amount of traffic taking into account that it is only supposed to be sailing at 18% of capacity due to social distancing measures. What was encouraging was to see some of the school teachers […]Read more "Marine Traffic – Ferry Interesting"
On Tuesday the 23 June in support of essential lifeline services there were two sailings from the Mainland port of Oban to Tiree. The first was provided by the MV Clansman which operated according to the the normal lifeline timetable. The lifeline tameable has operated throughout the restrictions placed on transport by the Scottish Government […]Read more "Essential Lifeline Services"
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 […]Read more "News Roundup"
On the 10th of June CMAL (Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd) issued a press release announcing that the Tiree Pier Head Reconstruction Work is to restart. The plan is for preparations to resume the repair work to begin sometime during the week commencing Monday 15 June 2020. Today, Monday the 15th of June, was sunny, warm and calm. It was […]Read more "Pier Works To Recommence"
‘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, […]Read more "Changed Days"
There is a saying, ‘Out with the old and in with the new’ and that’s how it was yesterday on Tiree. Although we would have appreciated witnessing the afternoon and evening’s action firsthand, we had to look on from afar. Photographs were posted on social media, but what we valued most was the kindness and […]Read more "In With The New"
From first light this morning it was all go at the pier in Gott Bay, Isle of Tiree. Opening our front door around 7:00am the sound of the crane barge could be heard. Were they about to replace the linkspan? It was time to investigate. Double click in galleries for larger photographs At this point […]Read more "It’s All Go!"