The Unexpected

Sunday lived up to its name. The sun shone brightly and beckoned us outside. The question was, ‘Walk around Scarinish or venture further?’ It was mid-afternoon when we headed out. We took the car still undecided exactly where to walk. We would park somewhere along the shore of Gott Bay. As we made to turn […]

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Atlantic Facing

For the past two months the Church of Scotland Manse at Gott Bay has been occupied. A retired minister and his wife from Australia have been in residence. During their stay they have been serving the congregation. It has been a joy to get to know them. Ted is rather limited in the distance that […]

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Highlights

Visiting Tiree can be a most relaxing experience. There is none of the hustle and bustle of the big city. The air is cleaner and the noise level is considerably less. Our single track roads prove less stressful than mainland motorways. Yet living on Tiree does not mean that you are under employed. Sometimes there […]

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More Than

The date was the the 29th of April. The event was the Tiree 10K and Half Marathon. The location was the beautiful Isle of Tiree, Scotland. But, there is more to Tiree than simply providing a backdrop. It’s not a sales pitch. It’s not an advertising slogan. There is more to Tiree than providing a […]

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West End Safari

With a visitor in residence there are some places you must take them and so this afternoon we headed to the West End. First we enjoyed lunch at the Farmhouse Cafe. (Bright surroundings, great service and wholesome food.) Then it was out to meet the bull-calf going to Stirling on May 1st. All the best […]

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An East Wind

An East wind did blow and brought with it a strong chill factor. Nevertheless once again the day began bright and sunny. Walking today was certainly invigorating! With the east wind gusting to 38mph the ferry was operating to an amended timetable. The arrival and departure at Tiree was as detailed in the Winter timetable. However there […]

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Looking Back

Looking Back on the week, The day dawned with a hint of sunrise but as Friday progressed the wind steadily rose. From 2pm -9pm the gusts were in excess of 50mph Around 5:00pm the gusts reached a maximum of 56mph. And it is no surprise that we had the highest UK rainfall at 21.6 mm Yet […]

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Seal Mates

What a bright, even warm, autumn day. Sky and sea are magnificent shades of blue. A day to take a walk along Balinoe (Soroby) Beach. As we walk down onto the beach to our right is the crofting township of Balemartine, and further along the coastline is the township of Mannal while straight ahead, on […]

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An Evocative Scene

What an evocative scene. They were only about a hundred yards from shore.  When they got there, they found breakfast waiting for them— fish cooking over a charcoal fire, and some bread. Sunday’s wee blow lasted into the early hours of Monday. The day dawned bright, sunny and warm. What a contrast from the day before. […]

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A Stormy Pier View

It’s been a stormy day throughout much of Scotland. On the West Coast many ferry sailings have been cancelled. Tiree has not escaped the strong winds and powerful waves. The Sunday Sailing from and to Oban suffered as a consequence. Daylight hours have been characterised by driving rain showers. At times our west facing window […]

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