“How Are You?”

Keeping in touch with family and friends on the Mainland makes us appreciate our life on Tiree. We value their concern as they ask, “How are you? Or say ‘Keep Safe.” A common misunderstanding is that our remoteness somehow means that the island’s residents will be untouched by the virus. However, we have been informed […]

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With Gratitude

As I stood watching today’s ferry come into the bay and as I watched her approach the pier and berth I felt a deep sense of gratitude. I could not help but think of the skipper and crew of the ferry. Then my mind went to those who handle the ropes. Then I thought of […]

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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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“It’s Island Life”

Tiree is surrounded by amazing beaches, large and small. Add to that the island is one of the sunniest places in Britain. When the sun shines on the shallow waters that wash the beaches the sea turns the most wonderful shades of blue. It is consequently sometimes referred to as the ‘Hawaii of the North’. […]

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Storm Ciara

The Isle of Tiree is the outermost of the Inner Hebrides lying off the West Coast of Scotland about four hours by ferry from the Mainland ferry terminal at Oban. It means that Tiree is one of the sunniest and also one of the windiest places in the UK.  Just as sunshine is a fact […]

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A Weather Window

In the prevailing stormy conditions, Friday the 3rd and Saturday the 4th of January proved to be a weather window for those seeking to travel between Tiree and the Mainland. Due to the weather and related sea conditions Thursday’s ferry had been cancelled. Although a flight had come out to the island from Glasgow Airport […]

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When Time Flies

Our visiting friends arrived on Tuesday’s ferry. It is hard to think that it is Saturday already! This week the days have just flown by. And today we said our goodbyes. Tuesday’s ferry is a later crossing arriving at Tiree at 18:50. By the time we ate and conversed the evening had gone. There was […]

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Tiree’s Busy Airport

‘Flying Farmers’ visit Tiree. What an amazing sight – 11 aircraft on the apron. And thanks to a tip-off I was there to witness the sight. The Flying Farmers’ Association Ltd. was formed in the United Kingdom in 1974. The Association is open to any farmer, forester or landowner who owns an aircraft or operates […]

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The Lion Unleashed

There is a weather related saying that states: ‘If March comes in like a lion it will go out like a lamb. Correspondingly if it comes in like a lamb it will go out like lion.’ Double click for larger pictures in galleries. Mouse-over for any captions This year, 2019, has come in roaring like […]

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Contrasting Perspectives

An appointment in Glasgow saw me on Monday Morning’s flight. The flight was slightly earlier than the normal timings. And it was a beautiful sunny November morning. It being Monday there were two planes. The tiny ‘Islander’ that serves Oban, Coll and Tiree. And the the larger ‘Twin Otter’ for Glasgow International Airport. Although larger […]

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