Looking back we are so thankful that we chose to return to Tiree on Tuesday the 4th of January. Although the ferry was unable to berth at the Isle of Coll, it successfully berthed at Tiree, thanks to the great skill of skipper, crew and pier staff. The next scheduled sailing for Coll and Tiree […]Read more "Success At Second Attempt"
It seems incredible that over a month has past since our last post, ‘Home To Tiree” and to think that it is only ‘two sleeps’ until we set out to visit family in the South of England. A whole month has gone by and not a single post. Perhaps it could be down to the […]Read more "How Time Flies"
The weather has not been the most conducive to venturing further afield on the island thus the lack of recent posts. With a dental appointment on the Mainland we were keeping a close watch on the weather forecast. The appointment was on the Friday so this meant sailing on the Thursday and returning on the […]Read more "Home To Tiree"
When it comes to timetables CalMac knows only two seasons, Summer and Winter. Strictly speaking on the Oban, Coll and Tiree route they know three seasons, Summer, High Summer and Winter. However, the High season is listed under the Summer season. The High Summer season has long gone ending on Saturday the 21st of August. […]Read more "In The Gunna Sound"
The Isle of Tiree has had a busy summer with many visitors, old and new, heeding government advice to have a staycation. Recently our church family on the island have had the pleasure of welcoming visitors to the Sunday Gathering. It has been a particular joy to welcome visitors to our home and sometimes taking […]Read more "Visiting The Neighbours"
On Sunday 19th September at about 18:45 the tug ‘Fortitude’ with the sea going barge ‘Terra Marique’ departed Gott Bay, Isle Tiree, for the port of Ayr on the River Clyde, her mission completed. This was the third and final sailing the tug and barge had made to and from the island. The barge ‘Terra […]Read more "Mission Complete"
On Saturday 16th August 2014 we were just a few days off our first anniversary of moving to the Isle of Tiree. On that particular day at 1.25pm, exactly 70 years after the collision of two Hanley Page Halifax Aircraft from from 518 Squadron RAF, relatives of the crews and their families, representatives from their […]Read more "Remembered"
Tilley – Tiree’s Wind Turbine is tantalising close to turning once again after a year of inactivity. The lack of action was not down to Tiree somehow being becalmed. It was the fact that the turbine required repair and refurbishment. The consequence of the year’s gap has been a loss of income to community projects. […]Read more "Turning Point"
It’s Thursday the 9th of September and sunshine might have been more appropriate for the return of the ‘Mighty One’. On the other hand the celebratory fireworks stood out against the dark, thundery skies. Due to her sister ship, the ‘MV Hebrides’, requiring to enter dry dock in Birkenhead the ‘MV Clansman’ was sent to […]Read more "The MIGHTY ONE Returns"
‘Back on track.’ It certainly did not appear that way on Tuesday morning. There was no change in the weather. The ferry was delayed by about 30 minutes apparently because of poor visibility. The morning flight from Glasgow was cancelled due to poor visibility and broadband on the island was still down unless you had […]Read more "‘Back On Track’"