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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Day One

On the first day of the week the sun rose and set. You might be thinking that there’s nothing unusual in that. But on this occasion both sunrise and sunset were clearly visible. Here on our island we have enjoyed three consecutive calm sunny days. However it was only on Sunday that both sunrise and […]

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East End Naturally

On a Saturday afternoon before coming to live on the Isle of Tiree we might have headed to the shops in a nearby town or gone walking in one of the many National Trust Estates close by. There are no such distractions on the island. There are no National Trust properties. There are no grand […]

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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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Monumental Supermoon

January 2018 has had two full moons. It is sufficiently uncommon to make it newsworthy. Certainly this celestial event has caught the attention of the media. The full moon occurring on January 31st 2018 is known as a supermoon. Its orbit brings it closer to earth than at other times. Correspondingly it appears larger and […]

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