No more sleeps. The much anticipated day has finally arrived. In a few hours the ferry, the ‘MV Clansman’ should be arriving in Tiree an on board should be our daughter and son-in-law. On Sunday they travelled north and on Monday they spent the day sight seeing in Edinburgh. Their plan had been to visit […]Read more "‘No More Sleeps’"
It was so tempting blue skies and flat calm seas, day after day. Perfect conditions for a trip to Skerryvore and onto Lunga courtesy of Tiree Sea Tours. Who could resist it? Today, Friday, the weather has finally broken, the air is still, the sea calm, but harr (sea mist) is rolling in over the […]Read more "So Tempting"
Last Saturday we had hoped to travel with our son to the neighbouring island of Coll and enjoy lunch at the newly extended Coll Hotel. Sea conditions, swell, were such that Tiree Sea Tours had to cancel the trip. Sunday turned out to be a beautiful sunny day, not as warm as London, but pleasantly […]Read more "Great Expectations"
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"
Last week Tiree lived up to its reputation. It is regarded as one of the sunniest places in the UK. On at least one day this past week it was the sunniest place. Today the sky is overcast. It helps to reflect on the week gone by. To look back on some of the stunning […]Read more "A Wee Reminder"
Various family members have previously enjoyed a Tiree Sea Tour. I had put off availing myself of this exciting opportunity My chief concern was stepping on and off the rib. I needn’t have given it a moment’s thought. Frazer and Kris were on hand to help. “Nae problem!” Frazer and Kris make a great team. […]Read more "Exhilarating!"
Last year, 2018, was marked by 3 very special events The construction and launch of the Tiree Skiff. The unveiling and raising of the Tiree Flag. The inauguration of Tiree Sea Tours. The Noust was the construction site for the Tiree Skiff. For some of the labour force it was a like a second home. […]Read more "Flying The Flag"
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 […]Read more "A Lifeline!"
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"
Temperatures soared over the UK. Some of the highest were recorded in Scotland. Here on the Isle of Tiree we managed a maximum of 23.6 °. With no wind and no clouds it felt even warmer. (The temperature is recorded in the shade.) What a day it turned out to be. Even the tar was […]Read more "As Temperatures Soared"