It has been a week of windy, wet weather on Tiree. Squally showers have been a frequent occurrence. Thankfully the ferry has managed to berth every day at Tiree, although on two days, Tuesday and Friday, the ferry was unable to berth at the neighbouring island of Coll due to the sea conditions – the […]Read more "Go West"
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"
Visiting Tiree can be a most relaxing experience. There is none of the hustle and bustle of the big city. The air is cleaner and the noise level is considerably less. Our single track roads prove less stressful than mainland motorways. Yet living on Tiree does not mean that you are under employed. Sometimes there […]Read more "Highlights"
With a visitor in residence there are some places you must take them and so this afternoon we headed to the West End. First we enjoyed lunch at the Farmhouse Cafe. (Bright surroundings, great service and wholesome food.) Then it was out to meet the bull-calf going to Stirling on May 1st. All the best […]Read more "West End Safari"
The descending darkness was a harbinger of a change in the weather. Thick dark clouds prevented any real colourful sunset. An hour earlier it was still the sunny isle. The ferry left in blue skies. The decision was made to visit Balephuil beach. In a vain attempt to capture the sunset. (The chauffeur’s favoured beach) From […]Read more "As Darkness Descends"
It has been a day of dramatic contrasts. Joys and sorrows reflected in the weather. Sunshine and black skies. Calmness drowned out by high winds and squalls of driving hail. It was a great privilege this afternoon to be involved in Tiree High School’s (Àrd-Sgoil Thiriodh) Carol Service held in Heylipol Church of Scotland. Family members and […]Read more "The Wild West"
West Hynish was the chosen location for our ‘Seal Watch’ and we were not disappointed. Facing the full might of the Atlantic Ocean is the most amazing colony of seals, so numerous we gave up continuing them. Here are just a few of the pictures we took on a warm, bright sunny Easter Monday. One thing that […]Read more "Seal Watch"
What an amazing day it has been on the Isle of Tiree: Winds gusting to 74mph, just 4mph short of Thursday’s powerful storm. Waves crashing on the shore and combined with the wind producing spectacular spindrift. Blue, Grey and Musk Skies and stunning storm clouds. Driving hail storms Living-room windows that look like bathroom windows […]Read more "Tiree: Wind, Waves and Stunning Skies"
Life on Tiree is not all cloudless blue skies. The old year went out with a moderately strong wind. The start to 2015 was wet and windy with leaden skies. Thankfully it dried up after lunch in time for us to head over to West Hynish and Balephuil Beach. It was encouraging to see folks […]Read more "Enlivened and Invigorated"
Here I am at West Hynish, standing in a field at the bottom of Ben Hynish, simply minding my own business but I can’t help wondering . . . what the Neigh-bours are doing up on top. Just the other day a strange looking animal passed my way . . . I’m not nosey but […]Read more "Tiree: What are the Neigh-bours Up To?"