Last year, 2018, was marked by 3 very special events The construction and launch of the Tiree Skiff. The unveiling and raising of the Tiree Flag. The inauguration of Tiree Sea Tours. The Noust was the construction site for the Tiree Skiff. For some of the labour force it was a like a second home. […]Read more "Flying The Flag"
For the uninitiated ‘An Gille-Brìghde’ is the name of the Tiree St Ayles Skiff. For those who do not have the Gaelic it means ‘The Oyster Catcher’. These colourful birds are characteristic of the island. The skiff is presently under construction in the Noust (Boathouse). The work began with building a workbench in February (2018). […]Read more "An Gille-Brìghde"
This morning’s walk had something of a Maritime Theme. Whenever possible I like to call into the Noust (Tiree’s Boat-shed). The aim being to keep a photographic record of the building of the St Ayles Skiff. It is hard to believe that this is week 9 since the start of the project. Most days several […]Read more "A Martime Themed Walk"
Frost and snow are meant to be rare on the Isle of Tiree. Yet this year, 2018, it is as if the abnormal has become the normal. In the past seven days we have seen lochens frozen and the Machair turn white. More often than not both sunrise and sunset have been hidden from view. […]Read more "The New Norm"
“If you go down to the Noust today You’re sure of a big surprise If you go down to the Noust today You’ll see them working on the prize.” The prize is the reward for all their hard work. Right now that work is of a vital preparatory nature. The goal is the constructing and […]Read more "It’s Exciting"
Tiree Maritime Trust have not only had the Noust doubled in size, they organised Saturday’s event ‘Sail Around Tiree’. With crews fully briefed and safety boats in readiness, the Daisy (blue boat) and the Morag Ann (red) left Scarinish Old Harbour and set sail in anti-clockwise direction heading towards Manuel and the Gunna Sound. It […]Read more "Adventure at Sea"
Togs are clothes for a particular occasion such as running or working. Tog is a Gaelic word meaning ‘build’, ‘raise’, ‘educate’ and ‘excite’. Tog Studio help people build. They are a team of architects and engineers ‘who design built projects that can be constructed by anyone regardless of prior experience or skill’. Their latest project […]Read more "What’s in a name?"