It’s Exciting!

Throughout the islands off Scotland’s West Coast there is much concern over ongoing depopulation. For some islands there is the fear of going the way of St Kilda where the island’s population were all evacuated to the Mainland. Here on Tiree many in the community are being proactive. So it is encouraging to see recent […]

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Swell Conditions

What a swell day for our morning constitutional. The heavy showers had given way to deep blue skies. On the days that the ferry sails our walk takes in the pier. After watching the ferry depart we head up to Scarinish Harbour. To a casual glance the waters of Gott Bay were deceptively calm. However, as […]

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“Goodnight”

After last week’s sunshine the forecast was not promising. Thankfully the day has much improved as it has gone on. First thing it looked as it it might rain all day. When we set out to meet with the church family at An Talla (Crossapol) the car’s windscreen wipers were certainly kept busy. Looking to […]

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A Colourful Climax

This past week many parts of the UK were buffeted by storm Doris. Although Tiree was not the sunniest place in the U.K. this week on several occasion it has been the sunniest in Strathclyde, and it completely avoided the nation’s named storm. This evening the climax was a colourful sunset. Tomorrow could end this […]

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Bag A Beach

Mrs Life-on-Tiree had a responsibility in Baugh. (Baugh we have come to appreciate is pronounced ‘Bag’.) So, the opportunity was taken to walk along Tràigh Bhàigh. Once again it was a beautiful sunny day. It felt warm as there was hardly a breath of wind. Unusually the waves were not roaring in like an express train. […]

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Countdown to Spring

This morning’s ferry brought with it the sunshine. First thing in the morning it had been damp. With the ‘Heb Isles’ came the sun. And this evening it is still clear. There is star after star What a sight! (Double-click for larger photographs in galleries) The air was so clear and so were the views. We […]

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A Splash of Colour

On Monday we had to visit someone living at Hough. Our return journey brought us back via Crossapol. We wanted to photograph some lambs. A picture for the grandchildren! En route we just had to stop at Cornaig. The daffodils by the Millhouse Hostel were eye catching. We were spoilt for colour – blue sky, green grass and […]

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