As an “incomer” to Tiree I haven’t grown up with the ways of the isle and as such I notice things locals take for granted.
On the mainland I worked as a lollipop lady and spent quite a bit of time with children of 6 to 11 and their younger siblings. During this job the children generally fell into three categories:
1. Those that were wonderfully behaved and always said thank you
2. Those easily distracted but well behaved
3. Those who were, shall we say, less than polite.
Today I was at the Tiree High School Gala Day helping my husband man the ice cream stall. May I congratulate all on Tiree for their excellent manners! Not a single type 3 child was seen by myself and I have a new category “Those who are so shy that they whisper in a crowded hall”
The Gala day was wonderful and I am extremely happy to live in such a wonderful community.