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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Flying The Flag

Last year, 2018, was marked by 3 very special events The construction and launch of the Tiree Skiff. The unveiling and raising of the Tiree Flag. The inauguration of Tiree Sea Tours. The Noust was the construction site for the Tiree Skiff. For some of the labour force it was a like a second home. […]

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Uncovered

The last we had seen of the Tiree skiff she was under wraps. She was sitting on her launch trolley at Scarinish Old Harbour. There ‘Gille-Brìghde’ lay under her protective cover as snug as a bug in a rug. Then just before lunch I was out walking. In front of the memorial in Pier Road […]

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Skiff Attraction

Surrounded on all sides by water Tiree has a proud association with the sea. In 1894 Ada Goodrich Freer visited the Isle of Tiree. In the EP Dutton Publication ‘Outer Isles’ she wrote, There is a saying among the people that “if Tyree does not grow trees, 
it grows ministers 
and deep sea captains.” Today […]

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An Gille-Brìghde

For the uninitiated ‘An Gille-Brìghde’ is the name of the Tiree St Ayles Skiff. For those who do not have the Gaelic it means ‘The Oyster Catcher’. These colourful birds are characteristic of the island. The skiff is presently under construction in the Noust (Boathouse). The work began with building a workbench in February (2018). […]

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Construct and Destruct

Saturday the 24th of February was the first day of the alternate Winter Timetable. This is the consequence of the MV Clansman being away for its annual overhaul. The replacement vessels cannot match the MV Clansman’s timing. This year the replacement is the MV Hebridean Isles. At least it is meant to be. I set […]

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