Island Life

“It’s just island life.” Sometimes the phrase is a reference to the weather. Sometimes it relates to Tiree’s transport links to the Mainland. And sometimes it is a combination of both. It is November and while parts of the UK have experienced devastating floods, here on Tiree we have enjoyed some truly sunny days. However […]

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A Glowing Report

The air was still. The sea was was calm. It was a beautiful morning, even if there was a nip in the air. There was an added attraction to being out of doors – an orange glow was lighting up the sky and colouring everything it touched. Our home lies tucked in beneath the slight […]

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Look To The Sky

Looking back on Tuesday, it was a day to look skyward. It is October, however on Tiree there are not the usual tell tale signs that it is autumn. One thing that ‘Mrs Life on Tiree’ misses on the island is the colour of the autumn leaves and being able to kick those that lie […]

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7:34am

Pulling back the curtains the sky heralded the approaching sunrise. There was blue sky but the clouds were taking on the colour of sunrise. A quick look at the time of sunrise for Tiree suggested that there was just about sufficient time to head for the memorial in Pier Road, Scarinish. The memorial stood as […]

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Have We Got Views For You

‘Have we got views for you.’ This was the headline on the front cover of a Scottish newspaper’s weekend magazine. Among the various photographs there was an extinct volcano, a magical island, a petro-chemical plant, a woodland folly, and a historic graveyard. Yet a careful study of the magazine did not include a single photograph […]

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A Wee Walk

“I’m just away for a wee walk to the pier.” It’s not that the ferry is due in any time soon. After all it is almost 10pm on a Saturday evening. No! It’s just the need to exercise and it is so enjoyable. There was a hint of a sunset. But it didn’t look anything […]

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Tranquil

It’s Sunday evening. It’s been a beautiful sunny day. And as the sun sets it is so tranquil. The air is so still. The sea is so calm. It all feels so peaceful. The pier at Milton is undergoing major works. Last year the Old Harbour Pier in Scarinish was refurbished. For the time being […]

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