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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The New Norm

Frost and snow are meant to be rare on the Isle of Tiree. Yet this year, 2018, it is as if the abnormal has become the normal. In the past seven days we have seen lochens frozen and the Machair turn white. More often than not both sunrise and sunset have been hidden from view. […]

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Here Comes The Sun

‘Here comes the sun.’ There has been a pattern to the weather in recent weeks. Five or six grey windy days have been followed by a day of sunshine. Yesterday, Friday, sunrise was followed by a morning of bright blue sky. ‘Here comes the sunshine.’ But it wasn’t just the bright blue sky. It was […]

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Atmospheric Action

Gott Bay for Action and Atmosphere. A regular haunt for land yachts and surfers. A beautiful bay where kite surfers frequently frequent.   On this gentle sloping beach the waves roll in day in day out. Here the wild west wind whips up splendid spindrift. Yet on calm days the waves caress its shore. Yesterday […]

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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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Under The Lights

One of the many advantages of our home is its proximity to the pier. The Pier Office is about a five minute walk away. Normally there is no need to take the car. This morning an amended timetable was in operation for the ferry. Instead of departing Oban Ferry Terminal at 7:15am it sailed at […]

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