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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A Lifeline!

On Friday the MV Clansman was alongside the pier. Her ropes were secured but her ramp was not yet lowered. At this point the morning flight from Glasgow appeared overhead. It was a reminder that both ferry and plane are a vital lifeline to the Mainland. Television in all its forms provides a window on […]

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A Timely Antidote

Apparently ‘dreich’ is one of the most popular words in Scots. It is not surprising that the word tops the popularity polls. However, the condition it refers to is far less popular. That is dull, damp weather. The word is most apt this evening. For those on holiday it must feel like a winter break. […]

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Kitchen Tales

It’s Monday morning. The wind is gusting. The sky turns an inky black. Then the heavens well and truly open. This is the day the Holiday Club is beginning! The club is now in its third year. This year it is called ‘Kitchen Tales’. It is organised by Tiree Baptist Church. Help is provided by […]

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Blue Sky Thinking

Since arriving back on Tiree from our holiday the sun has shone every day. Indeed on Friday Tiree was the sunniest place in the United Kingdom. It is a claim that is backed by the Met Office. Our son arrived by plane on Friday afternoon to blue skies. The view from the plane from Glasgow […]

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Friendly, Courteous and Helpful

For the past week we had been keeping an eagle eye on the weather. A family member had made plans to visit us over the weekend. He was travelling north by train then flying from Glasgow. Would he make it over? Mouse-over for captions and double click for larger photographs You cannot organise the weather. […]

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