What A Week!

It was a week of wild weather. A week when wind and rain conspired together. A week when ferries and flights were cancelled. It was a week when shop shelves could not be restocked. Some days there was little mail to be delivered. The mail arrives from Glasgow by plane. No plane! No post! It […]

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Snow! No Problem!

What a beautiful winter’s day on the Isle of Tiree. We have looked out on a snowy landscape For the most part it has been no problem. No hassle. No inconvenience. What a contrast with reports and photographs we have been receiving. Tiree Airport was open and ready for business today with the runways cleared. […]

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Unofficially Winter

According to the Met Office, the meteorological winter begins on 1 December, whereas the astronomical winter begins on 21 December 2017. It is only mid November but this past week has been wintry. It feels dark with little strength to the sun’s rays. It is only five weeks to the winter solstice. So sunrise is […]

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An Unscheduled Stay

There is no bridge or tunnel linking Tiree to the Mainland. For vehicles the only link is the CalMac ferry to Oban. Many foot passengers choose to travel by ferry. The crossing is normally just under 4 hours. The journey can be memorable …. In galleries double-click for larger pictures. Mouse-over for captions in galleries […]

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Tiree Sky Lights

“If this is Winter let it roll on!” December the 1st marks the first day of Winter. That is according to the Metrological definition of the seasons. Astronomical seasons are relative to the position of the Earth’s orbit around the sun taking into account equinoxes and solstices. ‘The astronomical winter begins on 21 December 2016 and ends on […]

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Summer in Winter

It started with Abigail (A Big Gale) and was quickly followed by a succession of other more powerful storms. Storms Frank, Gertrude and Henry left many on the Mainland without power and shut roads and railway lines. In fact the West Coast Railway Line remains closed in Scotland due to the storm damage wrought upon […]

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Today’s Winter Palette

For the first time in days, we caught a glimpse of the Paps of Jura from our south facing windows. They appeared on the horizon just after we had a hint of sunrise. Instead of leaden skies throughout the hours of daylight, there were moments when when the sun made a brief appearance. However, dark […]

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