The Cloud

Clouds are fascinating. Clouds transform the sky Clouds can block out the sun or a sunset. Or clouds can enhance a sunrise and a sunset. An often heard remark is, “I don’t understand this cloud thing.” These days the reference is usually a reference to data storage. The clouds above store water or ice until […]

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Let There Be Sun

‘Let there be sun.’ This is the strap-line of TMF 2017. Does this evening’s sunset bode well for next weekend? The planning is over for this year’s Tiree Music Festival. The preparation of the island site is well under way. But the weather is something we cannot organise. It cannot be brought over on the […]

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Fèis Thiriodh 2017

“How do you fill your time?” “What’s there to do on the island?” “Isn’t it very quiet over the winter months?” The problem is not finding things to do. The problem is trying to fit everything in. Apart from work there are so many events. Tiree is a very active community in so many ways. […]

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Tiree, Two Ships, Two Ages

The date, July 2017 The Meeting Place – Gott Bay, Tiree. The encounter the ‘Flying Dutchman’ and the Mighty ‘Clansman’. It is Fèis Thiriodh 2017. It is  the day of the Cèilidh na Mara (Muse Cruise). It is also the day when the ferry sails to Barra and return. It is also the day of the Experience […]

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Cafe Culture

They have a special outdoor viewing area at the Farmhouse Cafe in Balemartine here on the beautiful island of Tiree so that you can see me close up. Naturally I prefer what my mum gives me but I understand they serve great food and coffee (or tea). I love the outdoor life but the cafe […]

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When Words Fail

Do you ever find occasions when words just fail you? This evening words seemed inadequate to describe the sunset. Awe, amazement, breathtaking, wonder, pleasure, delight, wow. It had been a warm, sunny day. It felt like summer had returned for at least one day. As evening wore on clouds began to drift in masking the […]

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Highlights

Visiting Tiree can be a most relaxing experience. There is none of the hustle and bustle of the big city. The air is cleaner and the noise level is considerably less. Our single track roads prove less stressful than mainland motorways. Yet living on Tiree does not mean that you are under employed. Sometimes there […]

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