Home And Away

On Monday morning the ‘MV Hebrides’ berthed in Oban having  sailed overnight from Liverpool. Later in the day she set sail for Lochmaddy (North Uist) where she berthed overnight. With the ‘MV Hebrides’ back on the ‘Uig Triangle’ (Skye / North Uist / Harris) the ‘Mighty One’ was released to return to Oban.  At 8:29 […]

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SNAP!

At a first glance the headline photograph looks picturesque with the ‘MV Isle of Mull’ alongside the pier at Tiree and the moon was already high in the deep blue sky. However, a closer look at the photograph reveals that all is not as it appears. What a start to the year it has been […]

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Breezy

With gusts of 62mph forecast for Tuesday the 8th of March, Tuesday’s ferry is on an alert of delay or cancellation at shortnotice. The expectation is that anytime soon it will be cancelled. After three glorious calm, sunny days, today Monday 7th of March was a bit of a shock to the system. There was […]

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Winter Extended

Winter extended! Today, Tuesday the 1st of March, is the day CalMac chose to announce that they were officially extending Winter for the Isle of Tiree.  Tiree is not the only Hebridean island to come under this proclamation, other islands are also suffering from – among other things – the consequences of the failure to […]

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Rising And Falling

When we went to bed around midnight on Sunday evening the slates on our roof were rising and falling, rattling and rolling. Throughout the afternoon and evening the wind speed had been steadily ratcheting up so that by midnight the gusts were officially 68mph at Tiree Airport. (No doubt higher on Ben Gott and in […]

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GRATITUDE

At present there is much uncertainty on the world stage.  The news media have shifted their focus from covid and ‘partygate’ to the threat of war in Europe.  Closer to home on Tiree there is also uncertainty, but not of the same magnitude. CalMac, the ferry operator’ speaks in terms of ‘ongoing adverse weather conditions’ […]

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CalMac Status Report

This evening, Friday 11th February, the wind has risen one again and the rain is battering the windows. No surprise that less than 2 hours after the ferry departed Tiree on Thursday evening that CalMac advised, ‘Due to this evening’s forecast of Southerly winds gusting to 51mph, the afternoon service to Tiree is now cancelled.’ […]

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RELIEF ARRIVES

It’s almost 6:00pm on Thursday the 10th of February as the ‘MV Lord of the Isles arrives’ at  Tiree’s Pier. This is the first ferry that has berthed successfully at Tiree since Friday the 4th of February.  Under the winter timetable Tiree is not due a ferry on a Friday, but due to the cancellation […]

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LOTI’S WEATHER WINDOW

In the lull between Storm Malik and and Storm Corrie the MV Lord of the Isles arrived at 6.30am at Scarinish, Isle of Tiree. Those travelling from Oban to Coll and Tiree had a very early start as the ferry departed Oban at 3:00am. Vehicles and their passengers had to be at the terminal no […]

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The MIGHTY ONE Returns

It’s Thursday the 9th of September and sunshine might have been more appropriate for the return of the ‘Mighty One’. On the other hand the celebratory fireworks stood out against the dark, thundery skies. Due to her sister ship, the ‘MV Hebrides’, requiring to enter dry dock in Birkenhead the ‘MV Clansman’ was sent to […]

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