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"
The forecast was for snow showers. Well! Did the weather forecasters get it right? The first duty this morning was to look out the window. The sky was dark but there was no sign of snow on the ground. It was as we were enjoying our breakfast that we heard it. It was the sound […]Read more "A Dusting"
Maritime Memories 2018 It is that time of year to look back over the past year. Here are a few maritime memories associated with the Isle of Tiree. Maritime matters on the Isle of Tiree. Throughout the year surfers visit our shores. The ferry serves as a lifeline link to the Scottish Mainland. There is […]Read more "Maritime Memories 2018"
With the MV Clansman’s delayed return to service CalMac have issued a revised timetable for the Oban, Coll and Tiree route. The amended timetable commences on Monday 9th April. It will be in operation until further notice. Monday Depart Oban 0715 Arrive Coll 1020 Depart Coll 1030 Arrive Tiree 1130 Depart Tiree1150 Arrive Coll 1250 […]Read more "Until Further Notice"
Generally speaking CalMac has only two seasons – Summer and Winter. However this year again it has three seasons for the Isle of Tiree. Like everywhere else in the timetable there are the two seasons but additionally for Tiree there is High Summer. The Summer season commenced on Good Friday (30/03/18). It ought to have […]Read more "Hebrides Ushers In Summer"
What a swell day for our morning constitutional. The heavy showers had given way to deep blue skies. On the days that the ferry sails our walk takes in the pier. After watching the ferry depart we head up to Scarinish Harbour. To a casual glance the waters of Gott Bay were deceptively calm. However, as […]Read more "Swell Conditions"
This morning’s ferry brought with it the sunshine. First thing in the morning it had been damp. With the ‘Heb Isles’ came the sun. And this evening it is still clear. There is star after star What a sight! (Double-click for larger photographs in galleries) The air was so clear and so were the views. We […]Read more "Countdown to Spring"
With the MV Clansman at Greenock for her annual overhaul. the MV Hebridean Isles has taken over her sailings from 25th February until the 12th March. (In galleries mouse-over for captions and double-click for larger photographs) The MV Hebridean Isles departed Port Askaig on Islay at 6:56. Sailing directly she arrived at Oban’s Ferry Terminal […]Read more "A Welcome Visitor"
Due to the adverse weather in the Outer Hebrides and the Minch on the 2nd of January, the MV Clansman was storm bound at Lochboisdale, South Uist. The first sailing of the New Year from Oban to Tiree was timetabled to arrive at 11:00am, but with the late arrival of the Clansman in Oban the […]Read more "The Clansman Moonlighting."
It is a beautiful Hebridean Winter’s day, crisp and bright. It is like summer in winter. It stands in sharp contrast to this time last year. It was a real joy to be out walking, a walk that took in the pier where the ‘Lord of the isles’ called. Yesterday evening ‘LOTI’ suffered a technical […]Read more "A Winter Summer’s Day"