Weather Warning

Weather Warning! It’s the Autumn Equinox. So the current weather forecast is no surprise. No storm is on the horizon but the forecast is for a wee blow. The wind is forecast to gust up to 47mph on Tuesday afternoon. By the time the ferry is due the gusts are forecast to reduce to 44mph. […]

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A Quick Turnaround

Once a year can you sail by ferry from Tiree to Coll and return on the same day. It is very different the other way round from Coll to Tiree and return. Once a week in the summer you can make that journey. The latter let’s those on Coll shop at the Co-Op! Wednesday 12th […]

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Uncovered

The last we had seen of the Tiree skiff she was under wraps. She was sitting on her launch trolley at Scarinish Old Harbour. There ‘Gille-Brìghde’ lay under her protective cover as snug as a bug in a rug. Then just before lunch I was out walking. In front of the memorial in Pier Road […]

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Atlantic Roar

And I want to go where the great Atlantic roars, From the cliffs of Kenevara to majestic Skerryvore, And breath again the air my island body craves, And feel again the freedom of the land below the waves. Skipinnish We have just returned from a long weekend visiting family on the mainland. This afternoon it […]

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The Elusive Blood Moon

Friday morning did not bode well. The ferry arrives early on Fridays – 9:35am. The weather was grey, overcast and with a breeze. A yacht at its moorings was evidence of the slight swell. The MV Clansman swung round to approach the pier. (The ferry always berths with her stern ramp to the linkspan.
) As […]

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Pier Watch

One day, two sailings and two different ferries. It is not often that this happens on Tiree. It had to be the Tiree Music Festival. It had to be the day after TMF. Leaving Oban at 5:45am the first ferry arrived at 10:00am. The MV Isle of Mull was rostered as she can carry more […]

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A Colourful Spectacle

This morning the bay was a hive of activity. There were all manner of comings and goings. However it was mainly goings – vehicles and passengers. There were several moored yachts. Other craft were causing a wave. And then there was the ferry. Before 8:00am vehicles and foot passengers had begun arriving. Coaches provided a […]

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