“Has it been a good sale?” “Aye! It’s been a good sale … for the islanders!” And it’s been a good sail for the Clansman – twice on one day to Tiree. Saturday 18th February 2017. The date of one of Tiree’s Cattle Sales. The ferry has to sail from Oban at 5:30am. This gives an […]Read more "A Good Sale"
Earlier in the day a rainbow arched over Gott Bay. Sadly the rainbow was not quite complete. The top of the arch was missing. Thursday’s Rainbow over Gott Bay As the rainbow suggests it was a day of mixed weather. However, as evening approached we were afforded a grand sunset. Close to home is Tiree’s […]Read more "Chocolate Swirl"
In the past 12 months two people have requested that Life-on-Tiree feature two specific locations: Vaul and Manal respectively. In the coming months, time and weather permitting we shall attempt to fulfil these specific requests and to feature the various island townships. The Isle of Tiree is the most fertile island in the Hebrides. The […]Read more "Baugh Revisited"
An East wind did blow and brought with it a strong chill factor. Nevertheless once again the day began bright and sunny. Walking today was certainly invigorating! With the east wind gusting to 38mph the ferry was operating to an amended timetable. The arrival and departure at Tiree was as detailed in the Winter timetable. However there […]Read more "An East Wind"
The hour is late. Midnight is drawing close. Where is going to be the sunniest place in the UK? On Saturday Tiree struck gold – we had top spot on the podium. Official Met Office Figures Saturday was like a summer’s day, Well if you sat indoors and gazed outside. Venture out and you knew by […]Read more "Pipped to the Post"
First thing this morning the senses were rather dulled. We should never have stayed up so late last night. It was all the fault of the Snow Moon. It did not take too long to come round. From first light the sky was painted blue. This is Hebridean sunshine, blue but cold. However, not quite […]Read more "Sunrise To Sunset"
On the evening of the 10th February and into the morning of the following day three celestial events coincide to give a spectacular display The first event is a full moon. Native American Indians know it as the ‘Snow Moon’. This particular full moon was the time of year when snow was most anticipated. When […]Read more "Snow Moon"