So Peaceful

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. […]

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A Colourful Spectacle

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 […]

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Whatever

‘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 […]

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Whatever The Weather

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 […]

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The Glasgow Fair Factor

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 […]

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The Flags Are Out!

Why are the flags flying? It is not simply because the sun is out. The flags are flying for the Tiree Music Festival. It is July and it feels like summer. The sky is blue and the air is pleasantly warm. And the sea, azure blue, looks so enticing, so inviting. What a great start […]

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Let There Be Sun

‘Let there be sun.’ This is the strap-line of TMF 2017. Does this evening’s sunset bode well for next weekend? The planning is over for this year’s Tiree Music Festival. The preparation of the island site is well under way. But the weather is something we cannot organise. It cannot be brought over on the […]

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