Apology For Absence

Feature Image – Sunrise over the Passage of Tiree What a weekend to be off island. What a weekend to be away from Tiree. Well what is so significant about this weekend? First of all on Saturday there is the revealing of the Tiree Flag. Earlier in the year there was a competition to design […]

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They had a Ceilidh

They Came. They Ran. They had a Ceilidh. Imagine energetic dancing after running 35 gruelling miles. That’s what many of the 200 participants of the Ultra Marathon did in the evening. Music for the evening was provided by Tiree’s ‘Cornaig Ceilidh Band’. It is led by the award winning tutor Gordon Connell. And get the runners on […]

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They Ran!

They Came. They Ran. They had a Ceilidh. “It was beautiful! It was brutal! It was Brutiful!” This was one response to this year’s Tiree Ultra-Marathon. The Tiree Ultra-Marathon is 35 miles long with a great reputation. What other Ultra-Marathon is run right round an island? It is not just any island! – It is the beautiful […]

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They Came

They Came. They Ran. They had a Ceilidh. They came by land, sea and sky. They came to Tiree. The Tiree Ultra-Marathon is organised by Will Wright of Tiree Fitness. He is assisted by his wife Becky of Tiree’s Chocolates and Charms. He has an amazing Support Team from the island and beyond. In galleries mouse-over for […]

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I Am Miscellany

I am Miscellany. I am a right mixed bag, I am an assortment of unrelated articles. My origin lies in the latin word miscere which means to mix. This past week the weather itself has been mixed. We have had sunshine, showers and heavy downpours. On Monday and Tuesday Tiree was officially the sunniest place in […]

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Tiree Re-Run

– Sunday 4th September – Saw over 200 runners take part in the Tiree Ultra Marathon. Runners from Tiree, Scotland, the UK and from around the globe took part. What amazing scenery they passed through as they ran right round our coastline. Along sandy beaches, across bogs and short stretches of road they ran. For […]

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Ultra Marathon 2016

The Tiree Ultra Marathon is ultra in so many ways. For a start there is the beautiful island location. It is friendly and has a family atmosphere. It is competitive and yet supportive. Runners look out for each other. (In galleries mouse-over for captions and double click for larger photographs) From before dawn until after dusk […]

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An Autumnal Interlude

After a week of benign weather, the forecast is for rain and winds gusting to over 40mph. It has made a welcome change to have a few bright dry days – especially for those involved in the Tiree Ultramarathon. After all the excitement of the Tiree Ultramarathon it is an empty sun-bathed beach. Just what […]

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Ultra Tiree

People certainly make Tiree. “I’ve never seen so many cycles at one time!” was the remark someone made over the weekend. It certainly felt like that on Saturday when the cyclists made their way up the length of the pier but that was nothing compared to the cycles at An Talla on Sunday. Participants in the […]

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Challenging Tiree

Milton is the final refreshment station on the Tiree Ultramarathon on Sunday 6th September, 2015. Participants will be be running 35 miles – across sandy beaches, along gravel tracks, grassy dunes, sheep tracks, a few bogs and some rocky outcrops. There’s a few hills but nothing serious. It’s a really enjoyable course – varied and incredibly […]

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