The Noust

Sadly we missed what proved to be an exciting community event. Row Around Tiree organised by the Tiree Maritime Trust was held in An Talla (The Community Hall) and such was the community support that another event is planned for mid-summer’s day. Although an island, Tiree has not been a major fishing community. Known as […]

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Our Very Own Port and Inlet

Click to view a larger copy of the picture The origin and the meaning of place names can be fascinating. Most places names on Tiree come from the Gaelic spoken after the Viking power on the West Coast of Scotland had waned. Some place names are older; derived from the Norse, the Gaelic of Dal Riata and […]

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A Braw Day

It’s a braw day for a birthday. One friend wrote, “Happy Birthday Ursula, glad you are enjoying Tiree, even if the wind blows a lot!!” At this time of the year on Tiree the sun may be late in rising, but when it did this morning, it was a glorious sky. What’s more there was […]

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Sunrise over the Passage of Tiree

The Writer of Lamentations, in the Bible, knew the pain of suffering yet his testimony is this: The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease.  Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. [Lamentations 3:22-23] Thank you Father God for a glorious sunrise. Thank you for your constant unfailing love. Thank […]

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In Flight

Another beautiful January day, with even more sunshine, meant a walk along Gott Bay. As we approached the bay the daily flight from Glasgow, operated by FlyBe/Loganair made its approach. (As usual, click each photograph for a larger picture.) The usual plane is an 18 seat Twin Otter. As well as the passengers, the plane […]

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Watching for the Postman

 When I was barely 14, I worked almost every Saturday, and most school holidays, delivering the mail. In those days the postmen and women were paid on a Friday and invariably one or another was not well enough to come to work the next day. Perhaps it is a sense of affinity with postal workers […]

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