Ships and Boats

It was Wednesday afternoon. We might have missed it – but we didn’t. We were all together in our living-room. The cry went up, “Look! Look out the window!” The vessel seemed so close. As a result it appeared rather large. It was the Northern Lighthouse vessel ‘Pharos’. We had an appointment at Heylipol. As […]

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A Royal Occasion

With an onward journey from Glasgow for our son we kept a watchful eye on the plane’s arrival time at Tiree and thankfully its arrival and departure was according to schedule. With our son safely away we had a relaxing cup of coffee. After that it was to be lunch at Tiree Tots’ Easter Fayre. The […]

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Lights Please

It is an unusual occurence. It is more associated with cattle or sheep sales. It is not often a ferry arrives in Tiree in the hours of darkness. Yet, twice this week the MV Lord of the Isles has arrived after sunset. The MV Lord of the Isles approaching Tiree’s pier. The MV Hebrides is in Garvel Dry […]

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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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That Sinking Feeling!

Do you know the feeling? You turn the key in the ignition. Perhaps there might be a slight cough. But your car steadfastly refuses to start. After a pause you make a further attempt. Nothing happens! When you try the ignition and nothing happens it is concerning. It produces a sinking feeling in the pit of the […]

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When the boat comes in

During the summer 2016 timetable the Wednesday sailing from Oban to Coll and Tiree continues onward to Barra and then returns to Tiree. This enables visitors to spend six hours exploring Tiree and permits traffic to sail directly between Tiree and Barra. With this evening’s return sailing alongside Tiree’s pier the fishing boat ‘Atlantis’ arrives home in the […]

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One Off – One ON

This evening was the last additional sailing in connection with the Music Festival. It provided another afternoon sailing to the island from Oban. It avoided an early morning rise for those travelling. It enabled those wishing to the visit Tiree for the day to do so. Instead of the return sailing to Barra, it was […]

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