On more than one occasion recently we have been asked what has happened to ‘Life on Tiree’. The explanation is that we were off island for 10 days and it is difficult to write about life on Tiree when you are in another part of the country. An additional factor in the lack of posts is […]Read more "Absence"
The 22nd of August marks the 7th anniversary of our coming to live on the Isle of Tiree. Today it is Saturday, but seven years ago it was a Thursday, Back then on a Thursday it was possible to come to the island for a day because the ferry sailed from Tiree to Barra before […]Read more "August Anniversary"
‘Upon Reflection” is not so much about some of the picturesque reflections that we have observed over the past week but more a consideration of the two weeks that our son Andrew spent on holiday with us this year. It is a looking back at some of the highlights of the past two weeks. Nine […]Read more "Upon Reflection"
You can almost tell the schools are back – the weather is wonderful! What an amazing weekend it has been – almost too calm on occasions. It is a sure sign when the midges make an appearance on the Isle of Tiree. Kenneth McKellar recorded a song about these wee but monstrous beasties. The midges, […]Read more "What Wonderful Weather"
After a day of scattered showers, some more like downpours, the evening was a treat. So, father and son, the latter a frequent visitor to Tiree, set out to watch the sunset. The first thought was to head for Vaul but instead we made our way to Caolas. From Caolas you look out across the […]Read more "East End Eve"
Tuesday the 4th of August was a stormy day, both wet and windy. The ferry was on an alert of possible disruption and berthing at Coll and Tiree was not guaranteed. Even with fins (stabilisers) those who travelled to the island on Tuesday certainly knew that they were on board a ship. They were no […]Read more "The Unexpected"
Later this month we mark the anniversary of our arrival on Tiree. In 2011 we came for a day on a visit; in 2012 we came for a week’s holiday and then in 2013 we came to live on the island. It is strange, but for the first time in the seven years that we […]Read more "Quietly Busy"
No! Lockdown and social distancing has not been all too much It’s just I thought that we might commence with a game. You could call it ‘Catch Phrase’ or ‘Dingbats’. ‘Just say what you see.’ Well! Did you work it out? Was the clue too easy for you? Anywhere the phrase is, ‘Just in case’. […]Read more "Say What You See"
Out of respect for fellow islanders and in accordance with government guidelines our travels around Tiree have been limited. Most of the time we have hardy travelled very far from Scarinish and understandably that includes Scarinish Old Harbour and the Pier at Gott Bay. Naturally the ferry is a major feature of our ‘Life on […]Read more "RESPECT"
It is as if the weather knows that it is the school holidays. Do not misunderstand, we have had some very enjoyable weather, but this evening is dreich. The morning started out damp, the afternoon improved and with some sunshine we took the opportunity to drive over to Soroby beach for a walk. We were […]Read more "An Antidote"