When The Sun Shines

Creating bales while the sun shines. The old saying is ‘Making hay while the sun shines’. Gone are the hay stacks and in are the poly-wrapped bales. It looks and feels so seasonal. To look out and see and hear the balers at work. To walk along the beach and see the tractors at work […]

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A Glassy Sea

The Passage of Tiree was like glass today. No wonder at 10:00am the wind speed was 1 mph. When the MV Clansman berthed at Tiree’s pier (11:05) the wind was 5 mph. Since coming to Tiree four years ago we have felt drawn to the pier. Most days we walk at least once or twice […]

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It’s Goodnight

It’s Goodnight from Life on Tiree. It is a good night – a very pleasant evening. This morning’s rain passed over and the sun came out. This afternoon’s breeze dropped and the wind sock hangs limp. A casual glance out of our south facing window reveals two hares. They are sitting erect on the horizon, […]

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Sale Day Sail

Just across the Gunna Sound from Tiree lies the Island of Coll. A visit normally involves at least one overnight stay. Yet, the island is is no more than two miles away. It is our closest neighbour. On a Wednesday, in the Summer timetable, the ferry leaves Oban. It stops at Coll before sailing to […]

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They had a Ceilidh

They Came. They Ran. They had a Ceilidh. Imagine energetic dancing after running 35 gruelling miles. That’s what many of the 200 participants of the Ultra Marathon did in the evening. Music for the evening was provided by Tiree’s ‘Cornaig Ceilidh Band’. It is led by the award winning tutor Gordon Connell. And get the runners on […]

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They Ran!

They Came. They Ran. They had a Ceilidh. “It was beautiful! It was brutal! It was Brutiful!” This was one response to this year’s Tiree Ultra-Marathon. The Tiree Ultra-Marathon is 35 miles long with a great reputation. What other Ultra-Marathon is run right round an island? It is not just any island! – It is the beautiful […]

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