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Community Care For Our Elderly

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I attended a public meeting a few weeks ago concerning the proposed model of care for the elderly and integration of health and social work. By just writing that one sentence I have probably sent the majority of readers racing to the next article. No one wants to think about their final years and how… »

Shaien’s Tiree Beach Clean Up

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  My daughter Shaien is 17 years old and lives with profound Autistic difficulties. Ever since coming to Tiree she seems to have been able to distinguish between what should be on the beach and what should not – always bending down upon our walks to pick up a plastic bottle or some wrapping tape/fishing… »

Cable Laying Ship Working In Tiree Passage

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As An Tirisdeach reaches our deadline date for publication, we are delighted to see that the cable laying ship Rene Descartes is back in the Tiree Passage laying fibre optic cable for future broadband services, after spending the weekend in Belfast. The ship is currently working between Calgary Bay, Mull and Scarinish, Isle of Tiree,… »

Contact Tiree Community Council

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Contact Details for Tiree Community Council Chairman Dr John Holliday (doc.holliday{@}tireecommunitycouncil.co.uk), Vice Chairman John MacCaskill (john{@}tireecommunitycouncil.co.uk), Secretary Alison Kennedy (alisonk{@}tireecommunitycouncil.co.uk), Treasurer Rosemary Omand (rmo{@}tireecommunitycouncil.co.uk), Ian Gillies (ian{@}tireecommunitycouncil.co.uk), Donnie Campbell (donnie{@}tireecommunitycouncil.co.uk) Frazer MacInnes (fraztiree{@}hotmail.com) Angus John MacKechnie (angusjohn{@}hotmail.co.uk) If you want to write to us, address your letter to: The Secretary, Tiree Community Council, The Island… »

Tiree Broadband Link Approved

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Tiree is about to enter the high speed digital age! Fears that the island would lose the planned fibre optic cable that would bring high speed broadband have at last been lifted. The licence to lay the sub sea cable from Calgary in Mull to Scarinish was granted to BT this week by Marine Scotland… »

NÀDAIR THIRIODH – TIREE RANGER SERVICE

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Driving on Machair One of the top priorities I am always asked to promote is preserving our natural environment especially the machair. One way to do this is to minimise traffic driving off road which is why we now have designated parking areas. This is probably one of the most emotive and contentious issues I… »

Tiree Ultra-Marathon

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With one week to go before the first Tiree Ultramarathon, we wanted to share a story that has driven two runners to take on the challenge of running around this island. Over 60 runners will be on the start line, and I hope that as a community we can cheer and support them in whatever… »

Nàdair Thiriodh – Tiree Ranger Service

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Erosion Repairs / Damage Work has now been completed at Balephetrish and Crossapol. It looks like a great job has been done considering that we have been limited by the restrictions placed upon us and the fact that we could only use existing materials. Only time will tell how long the repairs last. All involved… »

Construction of Tiree’s Community Boathouse Complete

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The final phase of the Noust, Tiree’s community boathouse, was opened in Scarinish on 14th June 2014.This marked the end of a two-year project by Tiree Maritime Trust and Tog Studio, who have worked together to deliver this special building in a unique way. The first phase of the building was completed last summer and… »

Threat To Tiree Sub Sea Fibre Optic Cable Link

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                  The adverse effects of this on the island’s economy, which is currently estimated at £5m – £6m per year, would be rapid and debilitating We were dismayed to learn yesterday that despite the fact that work on the West Coast subsea cable broadband network has already begun, the licence for the cable… »