A Colourful Canvas

It’s Easter Monday and the  sun is shining brightly. In the foreground is the MV Clansman. The backdrop is the Isle of Mull. The stretch of water is known as the Passage of Tiree. The Passage of Tiree lies between Tiree and the Isle of Mull. To berth at Tiree’s pier the ferry must turn […]

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Gunna Sound

Gunna Sound Do you mean the Ceiledh Band? Or do you mean a stretch of water? It is actually a particular stretch of water. But it is worth mentioning the well known Ceilidh Band After all the Isle of Tiree is justly proud of its musical tradition. What a range this tradition includes: At the […]

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Admiration

We have nothing but admiration: Admiration for Tiree’s courageous Pier Staff. Admiration for the skipper and crew of the MV Clansman. In galleries mouse-over for captions, double-click for larger photographs The weather forecast was looking bleak for Monday’s sailing. It was a statement and not a question. “You will be here on Monday!” On Sunday […]

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Enjoy!

Enjoy the sunset. From a previous post you may know that the day began grey, cold and breezy, made all the more grey in coming across a dead marine animal. The day was not the most inspiring. However come sunset – now around 8:00pm what an amazing transformation in the sky above. It was another […]

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A Welcome Visitor

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 […]

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Weather Outlook

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 […]

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A Good Sale

“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 […]

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