The Sale

Sheep are an important part of life on Tiree. We just have to look out of our windows to see sheep. When walking, cycling or driving you need to be aware of them. On occasions they occupy the road and are reluctant to move out of the way. The start of sale traffic arriving on the […]

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Stormy Seas

At the pier this evening: “Where were you this morning?” “You should have been here this morning!” “You should have seen the cant on the vessel!” The weather forecast was accurate. We experienced winds gusting up to 47mph. However we were spared thunder and lightening. Thankfully there was a weather window for the plane to […]

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So Quiet

On the Isle of Tiree it can be so quiet that you notice noise. You are aware of a tractor working in a nearby field. You are aware of someone cutting their grass. You look up when you hear the daily flights. Otherwise is it an ambulance plane? If you live in a city there […]

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Adventure Island

Our adventure started when we left London. We had great fun with Uncle Gordon and Aunty Jodie in Chester. Then after a long journey we met Uncle Andrew, Granny and Pop-Pop in Oban. Daddy, Pop-Pop and I climbed for a long way up to McCaig’s Tower. (Pop-Pop told a little bit about this story in […]

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Changeover

One of the features of Island Life on Tiree is Changeover Day. Those occupying holiday lets have to vacate the property. The accommodation has to be cleaned and prepared. A few hours later the next guests enter. Traditionally Changeover Day has been a Saturday. Recently various lets have chosen a different day. Capacity on the […]

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Intoxicating!

It has been a day of mostly bright sunny weather. In the morning we had a trip to the airport. This was followed by a trip to the pier. (Goodbyes are most important.) It turned into a pleasant Saturday evening. We set out for the crofting community of Sandaig. We were looking forward to a […]

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Big Boats and Small Boats

There are big boats and small boats and all kinds of craft And cruise ships and training ships out on the sea When watching around the Isle of Tiree. It was around breakfast time that we noticed the vessel. “Look out the window there is a multi-mast sailing ship.” I was rather dismissive for all […]

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