With the MV Clansman at Greenock for her annual overhaul. the MV Hebridean Isles has taken over her sailings from 25th February until the 12th March. (In galleries mouse-over for captions and double-click for larger photographs) The MV Hebridean Isles departed Port Askaig on Islay at 6:56. Sailing directly she arrived at Oban’s Ferry Terminal […]Read more "A Welcome Visitor"
Today many parts of the United kingdom are experiencing stormy conditions. High winds and driving snow are affecting roads and railways. Trees have been brought down and schools closed. Sadly it has even resulted in the loss of life. (Storm Doris) How different on the Isle of Tiree. There is a stiff, cold breeze from […]Read more "Weather Outlook"
“Has it been a good sale?” “Aye! It’s been a good sale … for the islanders!” And it’s been a good sail for the Clansman – twice on one day to Tiree. Saturday 18th February 2017. The date of one of Tiree’s Cattle Sales. The ferry has to sail from Oban at 5:30am. This gives an […]Read more "A Good Sale"
Bedtime and still no sign of an alert. At the very least you would expect a yellow warning. The wind was gusting to 46mph SSE with little sign of abating. It had been a fine sunset and an almost full moon. With occasion to go out we were conscious of the rising wind. For the […]Read more "Ferry Good"
It’s that time of the year when you are very conscious of the weather. Ferry and plane operations are both weather dependent. Fog and crosswinds result in cancellation of the plane. High winds and swell play havoc with the ferry. It is just a fact of island life. The Press and Journal reported that Barra […]Read more "Safety First"
‘The ferry leaves for Oban every day And passes Tobermory on the way, Then just beyond the lovely isle of Coll, Is Tiree, the most beautiful of all.’ The ferry leaves Oban every day That is certainly true for the summer timetable But under the winter timetable it is a different matter. At present there […]Read more "Welcome Home"
Batten down the hatches! The Met Office has issued a weather warning of snow and strong winds for much of Scotland between Wednesday and Friday. The yellow ‘Be Aware’ warning includes the Isle of Tiree. Winds gusting in excess of 60mph are forecast for Wednesday with the possibility of snow on Thursday into Friday. The combination […]Read more "Weather Warning"