The Glasgow Fair Factor

Tiree Music Festival describes itself as more than a music festival. TMF is said to be ‘a true island adventure’. What other festival has such a location? Think picture-perfect white sands and world-famous surf. Think roads lined with lush greenery and wild flowers. Think sunshine! You can understand the longings of the Festival organisers. The […]

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Let There Be Sun

‘Let there be sun.’ This is the strap-line of TMF 2017. Does this evening’s sunset bode well for next weekend? The planning is over for this year’s Tiree Music Festival. The preparation of the island site is well under way. But the weather is something we cannot organise. It cannot be brought over on the […]

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Fèis Thiriodh 2017

“How do you fill your time?” “What’s there to do on the island?” “Isn’t it very quiet over the winter months?” The problem is not finding things to do. The problem is trying to fit everything in. Apart from work there are so many events. Tiree is a very active community in so many ways. […]

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Visiting Tiree can be a most relaxing experience. There is none of the hustle and bustle of the big city. The air is cleaner and the noise level is considerably less. Our single track roads prove less stressful than mainland motorways. Yet living on Tiree does not mean that you are under employed. Sometimes there […]

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Tremendous Tiree Tour

Thank you to the S2 and S3 pupils of Tiree High School for such a polished, professional tour of the island on a day of rather inclement weather. Mr Derek Campbell provided a warm welcome. The first of the pupils gave his well researched presentation. His theme was the British Minesweeping Trawler ‘HMS Tiree’. Pupils […]

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In Retrospect

It was a much appreciated birthday present. An excursion from Tiree to Oban aboard the PS Waverley. A day that ended amidst Oban’s stunning scenery, ships and sunset. On Tuesday morning we woke to a grey day with incessant rain. At Oban’s North Pier the PS Waverley looked a sad sight. She got under way […]

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It’s Friday morning. The ferry arrives early at 9:35am It sails direct from Oban without visiting Coll. As well as the MV Clansman there is a small craft in the bay. The vessel does not come alongside the pier. Instead it lies off in the bay to the West of the pier. No name is […]

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