A Touch of Silver

Glancing out of the window a large vessel could be seen on the horizon. Closer inspection revealed this to be a cruise ship. Marine Traffic identified it as ‘Silver Wind
’. The Silver Sea Website claims
 Silver Wind is a perfect illustration of how complete a small-sized ship can be. With just 296-guests, beautiful suites and […]

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Inspirational and Unique

It was the evening before the Tiree Maritime Trust’s Regatta. Just as significant it was the conclusion of ‘Kitchen Tales’. This event was held in the Baptist Church premises. In the morning the team would be flying home. They had been leading the holiday club. The evenings were for the older children. The team might […]

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The Elusive Blood Moon

Friday morning did not bode well. The ferry arrives early on Fridays – 9:35am. The weather was grey, overcast and with a breeze. A yacht at its moorings was evidence of the slight swell. The MV Clansman swung round to approach the pier. (The ferry always berths with her stern ramp to the linkspan.
) As […]

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Pier Watch

One day, two sailings and two different ferries. It is not often that this happens on Tiree. It had to be the Tiree Music Festival. It had to be the day after TMF. Leaving Oban at 5:45am the first ferry arrived at 10:00am. The MV Isle of Mull was rostered as she can carry more […]

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An Gille-Brìghde

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). […]

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A Sunday Evening Stroll

It’s just gone 9:00pm and the grass outside is turning to gold. The sun has not yet set but its rays are working their powerful effect. As the lengthening beams caress the landscape they entice you outside. As we step outside all feels calm for the air is still. It will be no long walk […]

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Off and On

The week began with an intruder. It was a quiet Sunday afternoon in Scarinish. When all of a sudden a lamb burst into our garden. This woolly jumper had a taste for Mrs Life-on-Tiree’s flowers. Flowers that had survived perched on top of a case on the ferry journey. The banner headline is ‘Off and […]

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