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"
Saturday the 24th of February was the first day of the alternate Winter Timetable. This is the consequence of the MV Clansman being away for its annual overhaul. The replacement vessels cannot match the MV Clansman’s timing. This year the replacement is the MV Hebridean Isles. At least it is meant to be. I set […]Read more "Construct and Destruct"
It was Wednesday afternoon. We might have missed it – but we didn’t. We were all together in our living-room. The cry went up, “Look! Look out the window!” The vessel seemed so close. As a result it appeared rather large. It was the Northern Lighthouse vessel ‘Pharos’. We had an appointment at Heylipol. As […]Read more "Ships and Boats"
Under the 2016 Summer Timetable the MV Clansman is the dedicated vessel serving the island communities of Coll and Tiree providing a vital link with the Mainland through the port of Oban. The MV Hebrides normally serves North Uist and Harris linking both islands with the port of Uig on Skye and the Mainland via […]Read more "A Hebridean Princess"
Following the technical problems with the MV Hebrides at Lochmaddy that resulted in the ferry colliding with nearby pontoons and striking rocks below the waterline the vessel will move to Garvel Docks, Greenock. As a consequence the MV Clansman is being redeployed to the Uig Triangle and the MV Lord of the Isles removed from […]Read more "No time to say Goodbye"
Black and Blue would be a perfect description of the weather today. One minute the sky is black, the next it is blue. Add in wintry hail showers. Yesterday stormy weather prevailed throughout the day. Consequently both the ferry and the plane were cancelled. Winds were gusting up to 60mph and visibility was very poor. […]Read more "Wintry Weather Prevails"
On Saturday the 13th February the MV Hebrides, replacement vessel for the MV Clansman which is presently in dry dock, called twice at Tiree. (Mouse-over for captions, double-click for larger pictures) The first sailing arrived Tiree 9:17 and departed 9.44 The majority of the traffic was commercial vehicles. However there were also many foot passengers. […]Read more "Sale Day Sailings"