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!"
With the MV Clansman at Greenock for her annual overhaul. the MV Hebridean Isles has taken over her sailings from 25th February until the 12th March. (In galleries mouse-over for captions and double-click for larger photographs) The MV Hebridean Isles departed Port Askaig on Islay at 6:56. Sailing directly she arrived at Oban’s Ferry Terminal […]Read more "A Welcome Visitor"
“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"
Batten down the hatches! The Met Office has issued a weather warning of snow and strong winds for much of Scotland between Wednesday and Friday. The yellow ‘Be Aware’ warning includes the Isle of Tiree. Winds gusting in excess of 60mph are forecast for Wednesday with the possibility of snow on Thursday into Friday. The combination […]Read more "Weather Warning"
Today the Mighty Clansman came to the rescue. There have been no flights to or from Tiree since Thursday evening. The island and its airport have been covered by a blanket of dense fog. The sound of the ferry’s powerful horn could be clearly heard. There was no sign of the Isle of Mull or […]Read more "To The Rescue"
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"
On the Isle of Tiree you always have at least one eye on the weather. The original plan was to cross to Oban on the Tuesday Ferry. But winds were forecast to gust around 40mph on the day. So the decision was made to travel a day earlier. Monday turned out to be a great […]Read more "Ferry Good"