The Best Laid Plans

It was Robert Burns in his poem ‘To a mouse’ who penned the oft quoted words, ‘The best-laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men Gang aft agley.’ I had in mind to convey something of how busy the island has been in the last seven days. Sadly, in all the busyness of getting ready for a […]

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‘How Great …!’

The time – 12 noon. The date – 14/07/2019. The venue – The Big Top. The place – The Isle of Tiree. The event – Worship with Celtic Worship. The occasion – The 10th Tiree Music Festival. What a morning! The sea was flat calm There was hardly a breath of wind And for the […]

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Tiree Maritime Fotos

It’s a special weekend on the island. This weekend is the 10th Tiree Music Festival. It’s well under way at the Festival Site at Crossapol. It’s a busy time. But the activity is not confined to the festival. Crofters, fishermen, and many others are hard at work. Social Media will be populated with photos from […]

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Fèis Thiriodh 2019

Photographs from the Fèis Thiriodh Tutors’ Concert 2019 We were born and brought up in Scotland. But we lived in the South of England for 40 years. We never imagined a return to Scotland – far less a move to an island. On our move someone remarked that we would know the culture. Island culture is […]

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MORE THAN SUNSETS

Two books – One author The Author being Donald E. Meek Two publishers – Uniquely a one launch event The publishers hosting the event – Acair and Clàr Publisher. The moving occasion was one of the evening events of the Fèis Thiriodh 2019 It was held in An Talla (the Community Hall), at Crossapol. On arrival guests […]

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Of Humble Origins

As we were walking over the Machair we saw her in the distance. Progressing south in the ‘Passage of Tiree’ was a ship. She appeared to be making her way towards Gott Bay. As she drew closer it was easier to identify her. The vessel was the ‘Hebridean Princess’. The operators of the ‘Hebridean Princess’ […]

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A Wee Reminder

Last week Tiree lived up to its reputation. It is regarded as one of the sunniest places in the UK. On at least one day this past week it was the sunniest place. Today the sky is overcast. It helps to reflect on the week gone by. To look back on some of the stunning […]

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