Jigsaw Pieces

It has been a day of fitting the various pieces of the Jigsaw together. Under CalMac’s Summer Timetable Friday is an early sailing. I had been asked to keep a look out for a house arriving. There was uncertainty over the day. – Either Friday or Saturday – “Walk or take the car?” It wasn’t pouring […]

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Easter

The Tiree tradition is to meet on the beach at dawn. In recent years this has been in front of the manse at Gott. This year the plan was to meet at Baugh just before sunrise. The alarm clock is set for 5:00am We waken just before the alarm sounds. At 5:35 we set out […]

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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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Enjoyable Company

It was an evening’s walk on Tiree’s Atlantic facing coast. A walk that was made all the more enjoyable by company. A stroll that was enjoyed as the sun slowly set in the west. “Shall we go to Balephetrish or Gott Bay?” Balephetrish won and so we headed to Tiree’s north coast. We had no real distance […]

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It’s Exciting!

Throughout the islands off Scotland’s West Coast there is much concern over ongoing depopulation. For some islands there is the fear of going the way of St Kilda where the island’s population were all evacuated to the Mainland. Here on Tiree many in the community are being proactive. So it is encouraging to see recent […]

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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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Baugh Revisited

In the past 12 months two people have requested that Life-on-Tiree feature two specific locations: Vaul and Manal respectively. In the coming months, time and weather permitting we shall attempt to fulfil these specific requests and to feature the various island townships. The Isle of Tiree is the most fertile island in the Hebrides. The […]

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