Two Days – Two Beaches

Two days and two different beaches. (Not that there are only two beaches on Tiree.) On Tiree we are spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches. Some people have a favourite beach. Personally we find each beach to be different. Each beach has its own distinctive characteristics. And unlike some islands Tiree is surrounded […]

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Bag A Beach

Mrs Life-on-Tiree had a responsibility in Baugh. (Baugh we have come to appreciate is pronounced ‘Bag’.) So, the opportunity was taken to walk along Tràigh Bhàigh. Once again it was a beautiful sunny day. It felt warm as there was hardly a breath of wind. Unusually the waves were not roaring in like an express train. […]

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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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The Choice Is Yours

Lunch was enjoyed at the Lodge Hotel. Lunch over we asked our chauffeur, “Where would you like to go?” “The choice is yours!” It was a warm, sunny afternoon. Gott Bay was resplendent in the sunshine. Out in the bay there was a yacht lying at anchor. “The choice is yours.” “You’re only here a short time.” […]

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An Autumnal Interlude

After a week of benign weather, the forecast is for rain and winds gusting to over 40mph. It has made a welcome change to have a few bright dry days – especially for those involved in the Tiree Ultramarathon. After all the excitement of the Tiree Ultramarathon it is an empty sun-bathed beach. Just what […]

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Tiree Remembers

At 1.25pm, on Saturday 16th August, 2014, 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 home nations, senior military personnel, dignitaries from near and far, and many Tiree residents met for the unveiling of a memorial at […]

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