Gunna Sound

Gunna Sound Do you mean the Ceiledh Band? Or do you mean a stretch of water? It is actually a particular stretch of water. But it is worth mentioning the well known Ceilidh Band After all the Isle of Tiree is justly proud of its musical tradition. What a range this tradition includes: At the […]

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Day Two – Second Beach

Day One was Tràigh Shorobaidh. It is also known as Soroby or Balinoe Beach. This 1.5km beach is at the West End of the island. It lies between Crossapol Point and the township of Balemartine. The clue to our second beach was ‘Have you GOTT the Clue?’ Our second beach walk was at the East […]

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Two Days – Two Beaches

Two days and two different beaches. (Not that there are only two beaches on Tiree.) On Tiree we are spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches. Some people have a favourite beach. Personally we find each beach to be different. Each beach has its own distinctive characteristics. And unlike some islands Tiree is surrounded […]

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When the Mist comes in

I’ve just read these words, “It’s wet and windy.” They come from a blog that we subscribe to: The Bg Garden and Croft. The blog is by Jonathan and Denise who live and work from their home in South Uist in the Outer Hebrides. Yesterday morning was sunny but by late afternoon the mist was descending […]

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Not Quite The Full Moon

Almost, but not quite. The next full moon is on Tuesday 11th April. So Saturday’s moon was not quite the full moon. At midnight the moon appeared so bright. In fact it was so bright it caught our attention. With the curtains not quite fully closed the light streamed in. Earlier on in the evening […]

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Awakening

It really feels as if Tiree has woken up. (Not that the island was ever really asleep.) The weekend ferries have been extremely busy. The birds are singing and the machair is awakening. Out and about you are conscious of birdsong. Walking or driving you sense colour returning to the island. When the sun shines […]

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Admiration

We have nothing but admiration: Admiration for Tiree’s courageous Pier Staff. Admiration for the skipper and crew of the MV Clansman. In galleries mouse-over for captions, double-click for larger photographs The weather forecast was looking bleak for Monday’s sailing. It was a statement and not a question. “You will be here on Monday!” On Sunday […]

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