Bliadhna Mhath Ùr

‘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 […]

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The Year that was 2016

With the hours of daylight still little more than six hours the month of January can often feel dark and dismal. The New year celebrations are soon a memory and the Christmas lights are stored away. 2016 Re-visited – Snowfall and Spindrift The winter of 2015-2016 was characterised by named storms. February began with Howling […]

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Nollaig Chridheil

Merry Christmas – Nollaig Chridheil Storm Barbara is sweeping the island at present. The Good News is Christmas has not been cancelled. “The Word became human and made his home among us.” (The Bible) When God’s Son (the Word) was born, some shepherds were told,  “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all […]

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Dawn Awakens

As daylight hours shorten dawn comes later. No longer do you have to rise before 4:00 to witness sunrise. Before the sun rose above the Scarinish Headland on Tiree dawn awakened. How thankful we are to have windows that face north, south and west. At this time of the year the sunrise streams in our […]

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An Evocative Scene

What an evocative scene. They were only about a hundred yards from shore.  When they got there, they found breakfast waiting for them— fish cooking over a charcoal fire, and some bread. Sunday’s wee blow lasted into the early hours of Monday. The day dawned bright, sunny and warm. What a contrast from the day before. […]

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A Cat can look at the Queen

The word was out that a cruise ship, the MS Europa 2, had navigated the waters of the Passage of Tiree taking in Iona and the Treshnish Isles, before stopping for the night in the Sound of Mull, close to Tobermory and its Bay. “It’s BIG!” “It’s a floating grand hotel.” “It’s one of these […]

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A Busy Month

July is a busy month on the Isle of Tiree. Some escape to the Mainland and Abroad on holiday. For those who remain behind and for visitors, “Get out your diary.” This is the week of the Tiree Fèis. Established in 1990 to foster and promote the language, culture and music of Tiree, the Fèis […]

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