The Hebridean Islands off Scotland’s West Coast are frequently described as remote by many who live on the Mainland. The Isle of Tiree is about 4 hours by ferry from the Mainland port of Oban and a further 3 hours by coach from Glasgow. As the events of this past week have sadly demonstrated, we may […]Read more "Remote But Not Removed"
We enjoy having visitors. We enjoy showing them around the island. There are simply so many natural attractions.. In fact it is hard to squeeze everything into one week. Our last visitors climbed the giddy heights of Ben Hynish. We managed to cross over to the island of Soa. We watched the Clansman in Gunna […]Read more "When Visitors Come"
The date was the the 29th of April. The event was the Tiree 10K and Half Marathon. The location was the beautiful Isle of Tiree, Scotland. But, there is more to Tiree than simply providing a backdrop. It’s not a sales pitch. It’s not an advertising slogan. There is more to Tiree than providing a […]Read more "More Than"
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 […]Read more "Jigsaw Pieces"
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 […]Read more "Easter"
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 […]Read more "Gunna Sound"
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 […]Read more "Enjoyable Company"