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 […]Read more "It’s Exciting!"
“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 […]Read more "A Good Sale"
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 […]Read more "Baugh Revisited"
‘The ferry leaves for Oban every day And passes Tobermory on the way, Then just beyond the lovely isle of Coll, Is Tiree, the most beautiful of all.’ The ferry leaves Oban every day That is certainly true for the summer timetable But under the winter timetable it is a different matter. At present there […]Read more "Welcome Home"
Well! Did it snow on Tiree? Unlike may parts of the country Tiree was not covered by a blanket of snow. We have had just a sprinkling of snow. We have had several intense hail laden squalls. They tried their hardest to impersonate snow but failed. Nevertheless, it was exciting to wake up to a […]Read more "Thankfully Spared"
Overnight and well into the morning the wind was gusting to 48mph. The ferry delayed departing Oban by 2 hours to allow conditions to improve. Thankfully by the time the ferry arrived the wind had died down and there was little swell. Although scheduled to visit Coll outbound to Tiree the vessel did not attempt […]Read more "With a blast of the ship’s horn"
‘An Turas’ is the Gaelic for ‘Journey’‘. It is the name given to a work of art situated very close to the CalMac Office that gives a view of the island land and seascape. How appropriate An Turas is for the journey into the unknown that we face. In 1939 when Queen Elizabeth was 13 years old she handed […]Read more "Bliadhna Mhath Ùr"