Blue Sky Thinking

Since arriving back on Tiree from our holiday the sun has shone every day. Indeed on Friday Tiree was the sunniest place in the United Kingdom. It is a claim that is backed by the Met Office. Our son arrived by plane on Friday afternoon to blue skies. The view from the plane from Glasgow […]

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Spoilt For Choice

I am only 11 miles long. At my widest I am about 5 miles wide. At my narrowest I am less than 1 mile wide. I am told that I am shaped like a lamb chop. (I am not sure if I find that last phrase flattering.) But, let me tell you straight, ‘I spoil […]

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The Orchid Way

It is Thursday. A decision has to be made. Where shall we walk this afternoon? Let’s climb Beinn Hough but where shall we start? Looking back on it, we made the right decision: Park one car at Balevullin and the other at Hough. Climb Beinn Mhurstat first and then Beinn Hough itself. The early morning […]

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Heart of the Hebrides

On a day such as today Tiree feels at the very heart of the Hebrides. The weather has been bright, but cloudy, with surprising views. Distant islands were concertinaed into one another. Tiree is the most westerly of the Inner Hebrides. The official website isleoftiree.com states: One of the Inner Hebrides, Tiree is twenty-two miles west of […]

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Ho! Ho! Ho!

We decided to make the most of these calm, crisp, bright days, even if daylight hours are greatly restricted. So it was that we set out for Beinn Mhurstat, part of the the modest ridge that includes Beinn Hough and Cnoc an Fhithich. On route to the start of our walk we were compelled to stop […]

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