Jigsaw Pieces

It has been a day of fitting the various pieces of the Jigsaw together. Under CalMac’s Summer Timetable Friday is an early sailing. I had been asked to keep a look out for a house arriving. There was uncertainty over the day. – Either Friday or Saturday – “Walk or take the car?” It wasn’t pouring […]

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In Ben Hough’s Shadow

Once again we had occasion to make a delivery in the West End. Our destination lay in the shadow of Ben Hough. We we did not go as midwives or as a vet We did however visit the nursery. First of all we were introduced to a mum and her triplets. The nursery was a fenced off area in […]

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Welcome Visitors

The Easter holiday brought many visitors to the island. Some came by plane but the majority came by ferry. The visitors we have in mind flew in. Over the winter months we had our regulars in the garden. They were primarily starlings and pigeons. Regulars are always welcome. However the variety and number of visitors has […]

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Hebridean Delight

Easter Monday brought with it bright, relatively warm, sunshine. At lunchtime we had a responsibility that took us across the island. The day and the trip were a reminder of the delight of living in the Hebrides. Tiree is the most westerly of the Inner Hebrides. It is also low lying with three main areas […]

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A Colourful Canvas

It’s Easter Monday and the  sun is shining brightly. In the foreground is the MV Clansman. The backdrop is the Isle of Mull. The stretch of water is known as the Passage of Tiree. The Passage of Tiree lies between Tiree and the Isle of Mull. To berth at Tiree’s pier the ferry must turn […]

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Easter

The Tiree tradition is to meet on the beach at dawn. In recent years this has been in front of the manse at Gott. This year the plan was to meet at Baugh just before sunrise. The alarm clock is set for 5:00am We waken just before the alarm sounds. At 5:35 we set out […]

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A Royal Occasion

With an onward journey from Glasgow for our son we kept a watchful eye on the plane’s arrival time at Tiree and thankfully its arrival and departure was according to schedule. With our son safely away we had a relaxing cup of coffee. After that it was to be lunch at Tiree Tots’ Easter Fayre. The […]

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