Looking Back on the week, The day dawned with a hint of sunrise but as Friday progressed the wind steadily rose. From 2pm -9pm the gusts were in excess of 50mph Around 5:00pm the gusts reached a maximum of 56mph. And it is no surprise that we had the highest UK rainfall at 21.6 mm Yet […]Read more "Looking Back"
It is strange how you suddenly become aware of the subtle change. Without looking out of the window you know there is a difference. The setting sun is casting g a russet glow all around. The decision is made to head for the crofting township of Vaul. Our way takes us along the shore of […]Read more "Vaul’s Magnificent Vista"
The sun has shone on Tiree today. Not as warm as London, but warmer than it has been. With a chauffeur to drive here a few photographs from the East End. Double-click for larger picture, mouse-over for captions. Due to wind and wave conditions yesterday’s ferry was cancelled. Today, the ferry had no problems berthing […]Read more "Pick and Mix"
Sunday is special and we had a very special Sunday. The sunrise woke us as it streamed into our bedroom. Although about 10:00 am some clouds came over the island, the sun never disappeared. What a weekend we have enjoyed. On Saturday, once again, Tiree was the sunniest place in the UK with more than […]Read more "Sunday Special"
Standing on a rocky outcrop at Vaul, watching the sun set over the Outer Hebrides and the great Atlantic Ocean, our son remarked that it is like living on the edge. The Hebrides are literally the islands on the edge, not just of Scotland, but also of the continent of Europe. A possible derivation of the word […]Read more "Island on the Edge"
Fàilte Do Thiriodh – Welcome to Tiree. Life on Tiree welcomes the two weekday return flights to the island which commenced with the start of the summer timetable and is meant to continue under the new contract. Another welcome sight are the two new twin otter planes which have only just come into service. Tiree […]Read more "Fàilte Do Thiriodh"
Since Easter there has been a real sense that the island is wakening up after its long winter slumber. It’s not just that the ‘Farmhouse Cafe‘ and ‘Chocolates and Charms’ have re-opened, that visitors are appearing, but there are lambs, calves and hares almost everywhere. Walking across the Machair the occasional daisy was the first […]Read more "New Life on Tiree"
As we look out our west facing window the sun is dropping down, but we calculate we can just about make the crofting township of Vaul. It is cutting it fine! We step out of the car, to be greeted with, “You got here just in time!” The fireball that is the sun is about to […]Read more "Tiree: Who Paints The Skies?"