Sale Day

It’s not a spelling mistake. This was the first Tiree Livestock Sale of 2018. It meant a busy day at the pier with two sailings of the ferry. For many people Saturday is a day for a long lie. Not for those travelling to Tiree on ‘Sale Day’. They had to be at the port […]

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Fishy Business

Standing outside the Church of Scotland Manse you have a great view. In one direction you look out across Gott Bay to the Isle of Mull. In another direction you look out towards the Rum Cuillin Look behind you and there is our own Ben Hynish. This morning Ben More on Mull was snow covered. […]

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Sailing At First Light

This morning the MV Clansman berthed at Tiree at First Light. For the third consecutive Sunday there has been an amended timetable. It has meant the ferry leaving Oban Ferry Terminal under the cover of darkness. On the first two Sundays the ferry left Oban at 4:00am. Drivers and their vehicles had to present themselves […]

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One Sunny Day

Saturday 20th January has been one sunny day. It is especially noticeable after a week of wild wintry weather. The week has included high winds, hail, snow, frost and today sunshine.     We escaped the worst of the named storms that have hit the UK during the week. We also saw little of the […]

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More Like Midnight

It felt like the middle of the night. It was 7:00am on a January morning. The sun had not yet risen and it was pitch black. The waning crescent moon was just about to set. However, it was too windy to attempt to photograph it. With the wind and accompanying gusts forecast to rise the […]

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A Powerful Reminder

Today’s appointment at the pier was a reminder of the power of wind and wave. When the ‘Mighty’ Clansman entered the bay the wind was gusting to 44mph. In the bay the gusts might even have been higher. (The official figures are from the Airport.) Today’s sailing was on an  alert due to the sea […]

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What A Week

The week began on the Saturday. It ran through to the following Friday. And it involved life on and off the Isle of Tiree. An appointment in Glasgow meant leaving the island. We decided to travel outward by the ferry to Oban. The weather for the crossing was damp and dull. But there was nothing […]

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