The Familiar

There is something reassuring about the familiar. It can be familiar faces, places or routines. The familiar does not have to be boring. It can even be exciting. Our trip south takes us away from familiar. In moving to Tiree we left behind the familiar. Four years on and the island is the new familiar. […]

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Relief Beyond Belief!

This morning our deductions were proved correct. The MV Lord of the Isles was a most welcome relief ferry. The MV Lord Isles was the relief vessel for the damaged MV Hebridean Isles. The latter had been the relief vessel for the MV Clansman away for its annual overhaul. It was a relief in more […]

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A Sunny Sunday

Here on the Isle of Tiree it has been a beautiful sunny day. After yesterday’s drama it has been much calmer. The sky has been blue and almost cloudless. However there has been a nip to the air. Yesterday’s drama centred around the MV Hebridean Isles.
 She suffered damage attempting to berth at Tiree’s pier. […]

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It’s Exciting

“If you go down to the Noust today You’re sure of a big surprise If you go down to the Noust today You’ll see them working on the prize.” The prize is the reward for all their hard work. Right now that work is of a vital preparatory nature. The goal is the constructing and […]

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A Thank You Box

It’s December 26th. Through the ages it has been  given various names. In some countries and cultures it is the 2nd Day of Christmas. From early on it was named after the first Christians martyr Saint Stephen. Nowadays the 26th of December is often referred to as Boxing Day. According to the Oxford English Dictionary the […]

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Ho! Ho! Ho!

Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year It seems a most appropriate time to look back over the past twelve months of the year. In pre-decimalisation  days (1971) ‘twelve’ was a much more significant number. For example there were twelve old pennies in a shilling. Now counting is primarily in multiples of tens. Jesus had […]

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“He’s on his way!”

Tiree’s Tardis is open for Christmas Gifts. Known as Chocolates and Charms it is a treasure. And the owner Becky Wright has been busy stocking up. At this time of the year visitors are few and far between. Most, but not all, of the cafes and gift shops are closed. So there are few places […]

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