After a slight delay here is the post which was meant to be posted on our arrival on the Mainland. However, there was a problem with accessing the desired photographs. As they say, ‘better late than never’. The Tiree Music Festival (TMF) is over for another year. This year the festival celebrated its 10th birthday […]Read more "Busy! Busy!"
It’s a special weekend on the island. This weekend is the 10th Tiree Music Festival. It’s well under way at the Festival Site at Crossapol. It’s a busy time. But the activity is not confined to the festival. Crofters, fishermen, and many others are hard at work. Social Media will be populated with photos from […]Read more "Tiree Maritime Fotos"
It’s ‘TMF’. The ferry is busy. And the weather looks promising! Earlier in the week the weather was dreich. Low cloud meant no planes on Tuesday and Wednesday. Add to that on Tuesday the ferry was delayed for technical reasons. It was after 10:00pm on a wet evening before it arrived at the pier in […]Read more "It’s TMF"
– TMF – – Tiree Music Festival – or – Tension Mounts Fast – This weekend witnesses the 10th Tiree Music Festival. The Big Top has arrived and is being erected. The weather forecast is looking promising. But today there have been no flights. The issue has been low cloud. In the afternoon the tension […]Read more "Tension Mounts Fast"
Waiting for my passengers it felt so peaceful. I was standing outside the Church of Scotland Manse. It was one of these mornings when it all felt so very still. Not even the plane overhead disturbed that stillness. It was the tiny Islander plane from Oban via Coll. Strangely it appeared to amplify the peace. […]Read more "So Peaceful"
This morning the bay was a hive of activity. There were all manner of comings and goings. However it was mainly goings – vehicles and passengers. There were several moored yachts. Other craft were causing a wave. And then there was the ferry. Before 8:00am vehicles and foot passengers had begun arriving. Coaches provided a […]Read more "A Colourful Spectacle"
‘Whatever’ can be almost dismissive. Asked to make a decision you reply, “Whatever.” It is not the most helpful response to a sincere request. On the other hand it can be a real positive. ‘Whatever happens.’ – Whatever the outcome.’ In this respect ‘Whatever’ speaks of a confidence. David, the shepherd-boy, king and song-writer had […]Read more "Whatever"
Friday the 13th of July. What a glorious morning to arrive on Tiree. The sea was perfectly calm and the sun was shining. The buses were sitting waiting the arrival of the ferry. The Pier Staff were prepared and the Team TMF volunteers were ready. All that was required was for the MV Clansman to […]Read more "Whatever The Weather"
It’s all over for another year. I can get back to just simply grazing. Life can take on a sense of normality once more. Life is thankfully proving a little quieter. None of that heavy base beat every evening. It’ll be me and the other girls enjoying the delights of the machair. TMF 2017 is […]Read more "Just Ruminating"
Tiree Music Festival describes itself as more than a music festival. TMF is said to be ‘a true island adventure’. What other festival has such a location? Think picture-perfect white sands and world-famous surf. Think roads lined with lush greenery and wild flowers. Think sunshine! You can understand the longings of the Festival organisers. The […]Read more "The Glasgow Fair Factor"