Once again there was a lull before the storm. It was only late on Sunday evening that the wind began to rise and around 5:00am the gusts peaked at 64mph. Those relying on the ferry had been advised to sail on either Saturday or Sunday’s crossing. Throughout the morning the wind speed and gusts decreased […]Read more "Perseverance Determination and Success"
We arrived at the pier just as the MV Clansman was preparing to berth. Due to the weather and anticipated sea conditions she had departed Oban Ferry Terminal at 6:15am, an hour earlier than timetabled. Sailing under a revised timetable she berthed at Coll at 8:47 and subsequently departed at 9:15 bound for Tiree. Her […]Read more "With A Rattling and Rumbling"
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"
‘Life on Tiree’ has been silent for just over a week. You might have been wondering what has happened. The answer is there have been no posts because we have been off island. For part of the time we had been visiting family. Our journey home began in Chester from where we travelled by train to […]Read more "Home Again"
‘Have we got views for you.’ This was the headline on the front cover of a Scottish newspaper’s weekend magazine. Among the various photographs there was an extinct volcano, a magical island, a petro-chemical plant, a woodland folly, and a historic graveyard. Yet a careful study of the magazine did not include a single photograph […]Read more "Have We Got Views For You"
Last Saturday we had hoped to travel with our son to the neighbouring island of Coll and enjoy lunch at the newly extended Coll Hotel. Sea conditions, swell, were such that Tiree Sea Tours had to cancel the trip. Sunday turned out to be a beautiful sunny day, not as warm as London, but pleasantly […]Read more "Great Expectations"