Pier Works

There is no tunnel or bridge linking Tiree to either Coll, Mull or the Mainland. Therefore both the plane and the ferry are vital to life on Tiree. They are the only public transport links and they are crucial. In common with many ports Tiree’s pier has what is known as a link-span. At Tiree […]

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Dramatic Skies

We were all ready to go for the constitutional. You know warm coat, woolly hat, scarf and gloves We were certainly prepared for it to be on the cold side. We opened the door and we were greeted by a sudden downpour. Change of plan! We hastily retreated indoors. As quick as the rain came […]

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Calm Before Callum

The day before Storm Callum struck began with winds gusting to 39mph from the SE. When the ferry arrived it was prepared to drop its anchor in order to berth safely. The previous day had been like a dress rehearsal for the occasion. With the anchor weighed the Clansman headed out to sea. Compared to the […]

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“Job Done!”

You go away for a day or two and you never know what might happen. Well strictly speaking it was just over a week in Mid-March. And what did we find upon our return to the island?. Repair work had begun on Scarinish Harbour. In just over a month the work is complete. The pier […]

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Here Comes The Sun

‘Here comes the sun.’ There has been a pattern to the weather in recent weeks. Five or six grey windy days have been followed by a day of sunshine. Yesterday, Friday, sunrise was followed by a morning of bright blue sky. ‘Here comes the sunshine.’ But it wasn’t just the bright blue sky. It was […]

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A Fresh Perspective

Throughout the year, weather permitting and whenever possible, our normal evening walk is timed to see the sun set from the CMAL pier in Gott Bay. From this vantage point the sunset is often reflected on the waters of Gott Bay or the wet sand on the shore and on a rare occasion by the […]

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Highs and Lows

Highs, lows and in between. Two contrasting days. Two very different states of the tide. Two very different days weather wise. The contrast could not have been much sharper. On Wednesday afternoon the sky was overcast with only hints of blue and it was high tide at Scarinish Old Harbour On Thursday at noon the sky […]

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