Say What You See

No! Lockdown and social distancing has not been all too much It’s just I thought that we might commence with a game. You could call it ‘Catch Phrase’ or ‘Dingbats’. ‘Just say what you see.’ Well! Did you work it out? Was the clue  too easy for you? Anywhere the phrase is, ‘Just in case’. […]

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The Long Haul

“The Long Haul”. This is not a reference to the length of rope attached to the boats moored at Millport on the Isle of Tiree, nor to the length of our walk from our home in Scarinish to the Surgery at Baugh and back again. Rather, it is reference to the much touted phrase employed […]

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A Wee Walk

The ferry normally arrives at a convenient time for a wee walk around the crofting township of Scarinish. It is just after coffee time and before lunch time. With blue skies, calm seas, and hardly a breath of wind it was an ideal day to get out and enjoy a lungful of good clean Tiree […]

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Lifeline Services

CALMAC – Ferry Service CalMac introduces Essential Lifeline Timetable in light of Covid-19 outbreak A new reduced timetable, which runs for an initial three-week period, comes amidst a lockdown on all but essential travel across the UK. It will be subject to continual review in a rapidly changing environment. Please check the service status of […]

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Distancing or Isolation

Today social distancing almost turned into self isolation. Under government guidelines we both fall into the category that is required to social distance ourselves. As yet we are not required to socially isolate ourselves. It was a real delight yesterday to enjoy some sunshine after the persistent rain that we have had over the winter […]

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Return to Sunshine

It is good to go but great to return. The purpose of our going was to attend the Baptist Union of Scotland’s 150th Anniversary Celebrations and Assembly at Motherwell Civic Centre. However, like most islanders you want to make the most of your time on the mainland. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in a suite […]

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‘How Great …!’

The time – 12 noon. The date – 14/07/2019. The venue – The Big Top. The place – The Isle of Tiree. The event – Worship with Celtic Worship. The occasion – The 10th Tiree Music Festival. What a morning! The sea was flat calm There was hardly a breath of wind And for the […]

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Shades of Blue

It was our visitors last full day on Tiree. What an incredible day it turned out to be. Both sky and sea were so many different shades of blue. The day had a leisurely start. In the morning we enjoyed a walk to the pier. Then we put our head into the Noust to admire […]

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“Exquisite Pleasure”

Having friends visit is a real joy and pleasure. It is a delight to show them around our island home. Scarinish is our postal address but the island is our home. It is a great excuse to travel the length and breadth of the island. It provides an opportunity to explore areas visited less often. […]

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Briagha! Beautiful!

March 2019 came in like a lion and it went out like a lamb. What a beautiful day Sunday the 31st of March proved to be. From sunrise to sunset the sun shone and it even felt relatively warm. Saturday’s Sunset (Mouseover for captions – double-click for larger photographs) Saturday paved the way for Sunday. […]

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