Standing outside the Church of Scotland Manse you have a great view. In one direction you look out across Gott Bay to the Isle of Mull. In another direction you look out towards the Rum Cuillin Look behind you and there is our own Ben Hynish. This morning Ben More on Mull was snow covered. […]Read more "Fishy Business"
The welcome return might well be that of blue skies and sunshine. After a week of breezy and at times storm weather, it is great to be enjoying sunshine. The wind might be from the north and therefore a touch cold, but it is so bright. If the weather forecast is to be believed, we […]Read more "A Welcome Return"
With a trip to the Mainland in less than a week’s time, we have been keeping a close eye on the weather forecast. The storm that brought record levels of snow to the East Coast of the USA has brought wet and windy conditions to the West Coast of Scotland – including Tiree. Double click […]Read more "Challenging Conditions"
The forecast is for ‘wintry showers’ and wintry showers have fallen on Tiree. There are no deep drifts although underfoot the roads are slippery and slushy. For some who were out early the roads were frosty and slippery in places. However sunrise was soon dispelled by threatening leaden skies. The rain that fell before lunch […]Read more "It’S NO Joke"
Once the pride of the Clyde, the MV Isle of Arran, Eilean Arainn, is presently the winter relief vessel on the Oban, Coll and Tiree sailing. Entering service in 1984 her popularity on the Adrossan/Brodick sailing eventually led to her having to be replaced on the route after just ten years. She then took up […]Read more "An Elderly Lady"
The weather on the Isle of Tiree has abruptly changed over the last week. Warm sunny days have been replaced by grey skies and stormy conditions. Calm blue seas have turned leaden, with wild waves crested by white horses. At the pier this means heavier, thicker ropes are deployed. No longer can we assume that the timetabled […]Read more "Weather Eye"
CalMac have announced that due to ongoing swell conditions the 15:15 sailing from Castlebay to Oban will be delayed. The consequence of this decision is that this evening’s sailing from Tiree to Coll and Oban has been cancelled. With the change to the Winter timetable from Monday 26th October, last Thursday’s sailing from Oban to Coll, […]Read more "Cancelled!"
No! We are not talking our leave of our island home. Rather, the MV Hebrides which has served the Isle of Tiree for much of the winter timetable took her leave this morning. Clyde built and normally serving on the Uig Triangle (Skye to North Uist and Harris), the Hebrides replaced her sister ferry the MV […]Read more "“Goodbye Hebrides”"
After a night of prolonged high winds gusting to 73mph, the sea in the Passage of Tiree was ‘huge’ From our living room window we could see powerful waves out at sea and wave after wave breaking on the island and rocks surrounding the inlet known as ‘Millport’. With strong winds still blowing, plumes of […]Read more "Tiree: Normal Service Will Be Resumed"
It is six days since the ferry last berthed at Tiree and that was on the day the storms broke on the West Coast of Scotland. With another storm track approaching the West Coast, this morning provided a brief weather window for the MV Clansman to berth at Coll and Tiree. Normally under the Winter […]Read more "Tiree: A Weather Window"