It is Monday, 30th December and – unusually for the winter – we have two sailings from Oban to Coll and Tiree. Due to previous weather disruptions, an amended timetable operated today. In the winter there is no sailing on a Friday and due to the strength of the wind and sea conditions both Saturday […]Read more "The Hours of Darkness"
‘An Turas’ is the Gaelic for ‘Journey’‘. It is the name given to a work of art situated very close to the CalMac Office that gives a view of the island land and seascape. How appropriate An Turas is for the journey into the unknown that we face. In 1939 when Queen Elizabeth was 13 years old she handed […]Read more "Bliadhna Mhath Ùr"
(The Feature Image is a Photo Collage of 2015 from Life on Tiree) Happy New Year On Hogmanay many of Edinburgh’s landmarks – the castle, Camera Obscura, Jenners and the statue of Queen Victoria on the Royal Scottish Academy – will all be lit up in blue. The climax of the world famous fireworks extravaganza will […]Read more "Bliadhna Mhath Ùr!"
Happy Christmas and a Good New Year On Christmas Eve Santa and his reindeer provide a flypast over Scarinish on the Isle of Tiree as they salute the Mighty Clansman. Over seven hundred years before the birth of Jesus, God’s messenger Isaiah said, The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. They lived […]Read more "Nollaig chridheil agus bliadhna mhath ùr"
Looking back over the past year so much has happened on our island home. There certainly has never been a dull moment. There have been a few dreich days when sky and sea were leaden. There have been days and nights last winter when the rain was driven by gale force winds and the roof […]Read more "A guid New Year tae ane an’ aw’"