Storm Ciara

The Isle of Tiree is the outermost of the Inner Hebrides lying off the West Coast of Scotland about four hours by ferry from the Mainland ferry terminal at Oban. It means that Tiree is one of the sunniest and also one of the windiest places in the UK.  Just as sunshine is a fact […]

Read more "Storm Ciara"

Kitchen Tales

It’s Monday morning. The wind is gusting. The sky turns an inky black. Then the heavens well and truly open. This is the day the Holiday Club is beginning! The club is now in its third year. This year it is called ‘Kitchen Tales’. It is organised by Tiree Baptist Church. Help is provided by […]

Read more "Kitchen Tales"

A Fitting Finale

It was our guests last full day on Tiree. It was proving to be one of their calmest, warmest days. As the day progressed the early morning clouds dispersed. In their place was a clear blue sky heralding a great evening ahead. On Sundays it is a joy to meet with the church family to […]

Read more "A Fitting Finale"

Blue Sky Thinking

Since arriving back on Tiree from our holiday the sun has shone every day. Indeed on Friday Tiree was the sunniest place in the United Kingdom. It is a claim that is backed by the Met Office. Our son arrived by plane on Friday afternoon to blue skies. The view from the plane from Glasgow […]

Read more "Blue Sky Thinking"

Atlantic Facing

For the past two months the Church of Scotland Manse at Gott Bay has been occupied. A retired minister and his wife from Australia have been in residence. During their stay they have been serving the congregation. It has been a joy to get to know them. Ted is rather limited in the distance that […]

Read more "Atlantic Facing"

East End Naturally

On a Saturday afternoon before coming to live on the Isle of Tiree we might have headed to the shops in a nearby town or gone walking in one of the many National Trust Estates close by. There are no such distractions on the island. There are no National Trust properties. There are no grand […]

Read more "East End Naturally"

Home

Home to this . . . Home to the machair. Home to azure blue waters. Home to white shell sand beaches. Home to blue sky and a breath taking sunset. In galleries mouse-over for captions and double-click for larger photos It was good to be home to an island with a real sense of community. […]

Read more "Home"

The Secret Passage

After our walk along Gott Bay our time was limited. We had an evening commitment so we had to keep one eye on the time. Nevertheless there was still sufficed time to explore the secret passage at Vaul. Rather than walk along the beach we headed for Upper Vaul. The Machair was still colourful against […]

Read more "The Secret Passage"

Roamin’ in the Gloamin’

This morning we welcomed some new guests off the ferry. After lunch we took them on an introductory tour of the island. With the sky blue the waters surrounding the island were transformed. The abundant shell sand makes the water azure blue and the beaches white. This evening we wanted try and catch the sunset. […]

Read more "Roamin’ in the Gloamin’"

Intoxicating

Intoxicating! Magnificent! Unbelievable! On the Isle of Tiree you run out of superlatives. It is so refreshing to have visitors to stay. It is interesting to see the island through their eyes. It is enlightening to hear their comments about Tiree. We had various responsibilities in the afternoon. So, in the morning we made the most […]

Read more "Intoxicating"