A Wintry Crossing

The weather forecast for the Isle of Tiree was for hail showers while the forecast for the Mainland town of Oban was for wintry showers. We made the short distance from our home to the pier office in the dry, however as we waited for the ferry to berth the clouds broke. Those who work […]

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A Dusting

The forecast was for snow showers. Well! Did the weather forecasters get it right? The first duty this morning was to look out the window. The sky was dark but there was no sign of snow on the ground. It was as we were enjoying our breakfast that we heard it. It was the sound […]

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Chilly

It is chilly! But not as chilly as on the Mainland. Friends have been comparing and contrasting the temperature. Dundee, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Halifax, Aylesbury all vying to be the coldest. Thus far it has far been a week of sunshine and showers. This has resulted in many beautiful rainbows. However there is a change in […]

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Not a Snowflake in Sight

Blue Sky and not a snow flake in sight. The only snow to be seen is miles away across the water. There is still snow on Ben More on Mull, Skye and Mainland Peaks. For the past four days we have enjoyed sunshine. It would not be truthful to say bright, warm, sunshine. There is […]

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The New Norm

Frost and snow are meant to be rare on the Isle of Tiree. Yet this year, 2018, it is as if the abnormal has become the normal. In the past seven days we have seen lochens frozen and the Machair turn white. More often than not both sunrise and sunset have been hidden from view. […]

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Snow Drama

It is no exaggeration to say it was dramatic at the pier today. In Scarinish on the Isle of Tiree we woke up to a sprinkling of snow. As the morning wore on there were short, sharp, showers of hail and snow. When the MV Clansman berthed it was something different. The vessel departed the […]

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Snow! No Problem!

What a beautiful winter’s day on the Isle of Tiree. We have looked out on a snowy landscape For the most part it has been no problem. No hassle. No inconvenience. What a contrast with reports and photographs we have been receiving. Tiree Airport was open and ready for business today with the runways cleared. […]

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“Snow To Sea Level”

Thankfully on Tiree we missed the worst of Storm Caroline. On Thursday, the day of the storm, the gusts only reached 63mph. However transport to and from the Mainland has been severely affected. This week the twice daily flights to Glasgow have frequently been cancelled. In some instances the aircraft has come to the island […]

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It’s No Snow

It all began with the sound. This was not the stillness of falling snow. It was the incessant rat-tat-tat of hail pounding on the windows. The showers were short and sharp. They were intense while they lasted. And the effect on the ground was dramatic. Looking out the window you could be forgiven for thinking […]

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Tiree Weather Watch

It still amazes us how conscious we are of the weather here on Tiree. But then so much of life on Tiree is weather dependant. This is especially so for our crofters and fishermen. Weather watching is not an obsession. At least we don’t think so. Honest! The weather has a major impact on travel […]

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