Bliadhna Mhath Ùr

Its 31st December 2019 and the final post for the year to say, Bliadhna Mhath Ùr – Happy New Year. It was beautiful sunrise on the last day of the year. The orange glow filled our south facing room as we sat down to a slightly later breakfast. Throughout the day the sky was blue, even […]

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The Hours of Darkness

It is Monday, 30th December and – unusually for the winter – we have two sailings from Oban to Coll and Tiree. Due to previous weather disruptions, an amended timetable operated today. In the winter there is no sailing on a Friday and due to the strength of the wind and sea conditions both Saturday […]

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‘Tis The Eve Before Christmas

This evening’s winter sundown may not have lasted long but while it lasted it was so appealing. With a big day ahead we will let the photographs speak for themselves. The views are from our west facing window over the Scarinish skyline. Life on Tiree appreciating the work of our Creator’s hand. To think that […]

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Plus To Minus

It almost seems strange to say that we left behind the relative warmth of Tiree for the freezing temperatures of the Mainland.  Yet, strange as it might seem that is what we did on Saturday. The Isle of Tiree has a mild climate with some of the highest levels of sunshine recorded anywhere in the […]

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Breakfast Marmalade

It’s the last week in November and Tiree has experienced crisp sunny days. Daylight hours are in short supply as we move towards the winter solstice on the 22nd of December, but the few hours of daylight have been been a delight. While much of the UK has suffered from either frost, mist or flooding, […]

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Another Tiree Special

As we sat down to tea, at the end of what had been a day of uninterrupted bright sunshine, an orange glow filled the room. Looking out of our west facing window the golden globe could be seen just as it was about to drop below the horizon. Tea over, and the sky still light, […]

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Have We Got Views For You

‘Have we got views for you.’ This was the headline on the front cover of a Scottish newspaper’s weekend magazine. Among the various photographs there was an extinct volcano, a magical island, a petro-chemical plant, a woodland folly, and a historic graveyard. Yet a careful study of the magazine did not include a single photograph […]

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