Calm Before Callum

The day before Storm Callum struck began with winds gusting to 39mph from the SE. When the ferry arrived it was prepared to drop its anchor in order to berth safely. The previous day had been like a dress rehearsal for the occasion. With the anchor weighed the Clansman headed out to sea. Compared to the […]

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Storm Ali Spares Tiree

It has been a day on which Storm Ali has battered much of the UK. A gust of 102.2mph was recorded on the Tay Road Bridge. Road, rail and ferries have been disrupted. Tragically there has been loss of life. All train services have been suspended out of Edinburgh Waverley, Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow […]

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Come Fly With Me

A red sky at night according to folklore is a shepherd’s delight. Yet not every red sky at night heralds fine weather the next day. Tuesday was a good example of the exception to the general rule. This week Monday’s sunshine was followed by a colourful sunset. However Monday’s sunset was followed by Tuesday’s low […]

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Gott A Walk!

“Gott: A Walk! Gott: A Walk! Gotta Walk! Gotta Walk! Gotta Walk!” We had a stormy Sunday. We woke up to a wet Monday. However, we enjoyed a sunny Monday afternoon. Just as forecast the sky turned bright blue at 12:30. You could actually see the weather front move through. Historic Kirkapol Chapels No wonder […]

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Colourful Crossapol

Beautiful Baugh. Colourful Crossapol. Take your pick for both names are appropriate. Baugh Beach is often referred to as Crossapol Beach. This afternoon we had a difficult decision to make. ‘What beach were we going to walk along?’ On Tiree you are spoilt for choice. A good example of the action at Colourful Crossapol We […]

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Township of the Mill

At sunset Balevullin is a magnet for photographers. It is not often we have the opportunity to be there at sundown. We made this our destination of choice for our visitors fresh off the ferry. In the right conditions Balevullin affords views of the Outer Hebrides. With clear skies there was a clear view to […]

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Tiree’s Classic Wave

Tiree is famous for its wave. Car drivers wave, pedestrians wave, most people wave. It has been said “If you go off island and you are still waving at Connel be worried. If you are still waving at Crianlarich you perhaps ought to seek help.” However, the Isle of Tiree is equally famous for the […]

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Eye-Spy

. . . ‘I Spy’ . . . A game played by generations. Spotters’ guides written for British children, they were particularly successful in the 1950s and 1960s in their original form and again when relaunched by Michelin in 2009 after a seven-year gap in publishing. Tiree has its own popular series of spotter books […]

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The Maze – Amazing!

To guarantee sunny weather try inviting a relative who wants to experience wild, wintry weather on Tiree. Their ferry crossing was on an almost flat calm sea with bright blue skies. Unlike a few days ago there was no swell to prevent berthing. (Mouse-over for captions – Double-click for larger pictures) After lunch we headed for […]

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Tiree: In The Wake of Gonzalo

On Monday the 20th of October (2014) it was reported, ‘Remnants of hurricane Gonzalo are set to arrive in Britain later on Monday bringing strong winds and heavy rain . . . it will reach north-western parts of Britain late in the evening, with gusts up to 45mph over north-western parts of Scotland by midnight, […]

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