A Tiree Sea Tour

It was a perfect day for a sea tour. In Gott Bay the water was like a mirror. The sea was so calm it was almost unbelievable. Today’s Tiree Sea Tour was to Lunga. It is one of a group islands known as the Treshnish Isles. On a clear day they are visible to the […]

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Tiree’s Colourful Carpet

Whether you live on Tiree or you are a visitor to the island, you cannot help but be aware of Tiree’s colourful carpet. No matter how you arrive on Tiree, whether you come to the island by ferry or plane, at this time of the year you will soon walk on our colourful carpet. The […]

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The Orchid Way

It is Thursday. A decision has to be made. Where shall we walk this afternoon? Let’s climb Beinn Hough but where shall we start? Looking back on it, we made the right decision: Park one car at Balevullin and the other at Hough. Climb Beinn Mhurstat first and then Beinn Hough itself. The early morning […]

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May’s Full Flower Moon

Living on the Isle of Tiree you are conscious of sky and sea. With our big skies we can see the approach of weather systems. With our dark sky we often have an uninterrupted view of the moon and stars. (In galleries mouseover for captions, double click for larger photos) The moon influences the sea […]

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Two Days – Two Beaches

Two days and two different beaches. (Not that there are only two beaches on Tiree.) On Tiree we are spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches. Some people have a favourite beach. Personally we find each beach to be different. Each beach has its own distinctive characteristics. And unlike some islands Tiree is surrounded […]

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Awakening

It really feels as if Tiree has woken up. (Not that the island was ever really asleep.) The weekend ferries have been extremely busy. The birds are singing and the machair is awakening. Out and about you are conscious of birdsong. Walking or driving you sense colour returning to the island. When the sun shines […]

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Tiree’s Beautiful Bounty

What beauty lies on our own doorstep. Well not quite literally! Rather, just outside our door. Our garden is just a small patch. More a nature reserve than a formal garden. Yet, what amazing beauty lies within its boundaries. It is a colourful world. In many ways it is best appreciated on my knees. And while […]

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