This day last year was to say the least stormy. There were only two more sleeps until Christmas Day and with a heroic effort the MV ‘Hebridean Isles’ berthed at Tiree. The occasion is imprinted on my memory. In contrast, today, although the sailing was on an amber alert, there was no difficulty in berthing.
‘The Clansman’, taking the place of ‘The Lord Isles’, came direct to Tiree, although it was scheduled to make two calls at Coll. Arriving early, she sailed past Gott Bay in a south, south-westerly direction, before turning and heading back to Gott Bay and the pier. The turn around was quick as she was lightly loaded, with far more traffic heading for the Mainland than arriving on Tiree.