Later this month we mark the anniversary of our arrival on Tiree. In 2011 we came for a day on a visit; in 2012 we came for a week’s holiday and then in 2013 we came to live on the island. It is strange, but for the first time in the seven years that we […]Read more "Quietly Busy"
The Golf Ball (The NATS Radar Station) still sits on top of Ben Hynish. The Ringing Stone is still accessible from Vaul or Balepheterish. The ancient broch at Vaul still looks out over Atlantic waters. And Tiree￼‘s beaches are just as stunning as ever. Yet, although Tiree is often described as being remote – Tiree […]Read more "Tiree’s Not Immune"
“I saw three ships come sailing in On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day I saw three ships come sailing in On Christmas Day in the morning” On the flat calm waters of the Passage of Tiree there was a lone fishing boat working off Scarinish harbour but it made us think of the popular 17th […]Read more "Christmas Day in the Morning"
Recently a red coated gentleman and his special friend with a famous red nose made a flypast over the island. They were last seen heading north towards his workshop, probably to be prepared for their annual busy night. Life on Tiree has learned that they both appreciated the addition of the reindeer beside the island’s […]Read more "Happy Christmas"
It’s September the 29th and Baptist Churches across Scotland have been celebrating a birthday. In 1869, 52 Baptist Churches united to form the Baptist Union of Scotland. The Union has faced many challenges along the way but it has managed to maintain a sense of purpose and unity. Today the Union is made up of […]Read more "Celebrations"
One of the many joys of life on Tiree is meeting new people. This is particularly true of our involvement in Tiree Baptist Church. Visitors to Tiree often swell the numbers attending the Sunday Gathering at An Talla, the island’s community hall. It is also true of ‘Coffee Pot’ held every other Thursday at the […]Read more "Wilderness Wandering"
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 […]Read more "Kitchen Tales"
There is a good problem in Baugh. The Baptist Church Premises are too small. They are not large enough on a Sunday morning. The building was renovated three years ago. Even so there is still insufficient accommodation. Thus the Sunday Morning Gathering is normally held in An Talla. Have no fear the Baugh premises do […]Read more "‘Baugh For Life’"
Stepping out the house when the moon was still high on the western sky we made our way towards the Baptist Church at Baugh. On Easter Sunday morning the church on Tiree comes together for a Sunrise Service on the shore and this morning the weather was ideal, clear and bright. Unusually for Tiree, before […]Read more "See What A Morning"
No! Not a weather alert. Rather a social media alert. “It has been 17 days since you lasted posted.” It is however not without cause. We had temporarily been away from Tiree. Our family had gifted us with a city break in Prague. Although only visiting that city for 4 days we were away for […]Read more "An Alarming Alert"