“It’s Island Life”

Tiree is surrounded by amazing beaches, large and small. Add to that the island is one of the sunniest places in Britain. When the sun shines on the shallow waters that wash the beaches the sea turns the most wonderful shades of blue. It is consequently sometimes referred to as the ‘Hawaii of the North’. […]

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Stranded

On Saturday we returned to the Isle of Tiree by Ferry. It was a wise decision to travel by ferry rather than by plane. Those who had planned to travel by plane were stranded in Glasgow. Due to poor visibility both flights were cancelled after long waits at the airport. On Sunday the sun shone! […]

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Summer Breaks Out

It appears Perverse May was the month of summer weather. Yet the moment visitors arrive the weather changes. For a whole week the sun did not break through the clouds. Then as soon as they leave on the ferry the sun breaks through. The MV Clansman in Gott Bay as the clouds begin to thin. […]

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Chocolate Swirl

Earlier in the day a rainbow arched over Gott Bay. Sadly the rainbow was not quite complete. The top of the arch was missing.   Thursday’s Rainbow over Gott Bay As the rainbow suggests it was a day of mixed weather. However, as evening approached we were afforded a grand sunset. Close to home is Tiree’s […]

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A Flying Visit

A flying visit is a most apt description. No sooner back on the island and I have to fly off. I have to keep a long standing appointment in Glasgow. This morning was proof that daylight hours are getting longer. With the curtains drawn back we were treated to a great sunrise. The wind was […]

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Still Life

Calm! All is Bright! It’s Friday and another calm day. Hardly a breath of wind, hardly a ripple on the sea. In spite of the brightness there is an early morning haze. It is as if the colour has been drained out of sea and sky. Nevertheless there are still reflections. Some of the ‘Home […]

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There and Back

There and back. Out and In. However you put it, living on island means that travelling to the Mainland requires you taking a ferry or a plane. A bridge to Tiree would be a bridge too far. (Mouse-over for captions, double-click for larger pictures)   Thankfully this year Tiree has better connections by ferry and by […]

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