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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… »

A Tiree Hoolie

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There aren’t enough superlatives to describe the weekend TMF delivered. We were exposed to a jam packed programme of superbly talented singers and musicians who brought joy and merriment in abundance. Young and old sang along together to familiar tunes, clapping and toe tapping for the more sedate onlooker, whilst the more energetic reveller bounced… »

School Sports Day

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The annual school sports day took place on Monday 16th June and to everyone’s relief, the day dawned warm and dry. An event like this demands a great deal of planning and preparation and staff and pupils alike had been hard at work during the preceding weeks under the excellent guidance of Mrs Hannah MacKechnie… »

This Is Your Chance To Give Tiree A Voice

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In the last issue we made you aware of the upcoming Community Council elections for Tiree. There are nine candidates who each bring their individual personality and skill to the table and who collectively create a strong cross section of island knowledge and experience. The candidates are: Donald Campbell, Ian Gillies, Dr. John Holliday, Alison… »

The Secret Island

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‘The Secret Island’ is a real first for Tiree. In a book containing 20 chapters launched last week, in which 18 authors discuss different aspects of the history of the island since 1745 a fascinating story of the past unfolds. Our very own Gordon Scott, Iain Smith, Iona Brown and John Bowler contribute chapters on… »

It’s Official! Tiree Community Council Elections

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Following a short campaign by local Tiree residents it is now confirmed by Argyll & Bute Council that elections for a new Community Council on Tiree will go ahead on Thursday the 26th June. This will be an election that is out of the normal Community Council election cycle, but has been agreed to by… »

Terrific Tiree 10k Goes Global

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They came to Tiree by plane and by ferry from all over the UK to take part in the marathon. There were groups from as far away as Slovakia and Brazil. There were kids in their prams and runners in their seventies eager to cover the distance in their best time. And Lindsay Matthews (37),… »

From Russia With Love For Wind, Sea and Sand

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Two young Russian women have been telling how they flew from their home city of Moscow to take lessons in surfing on Tiree. The women. both in their early thirties, have been staying in the Millhouse Hostel while receiving instruction from the staff of surfing firm Wild Diamond. Anastasia Poganova and Alevtina Balushkina, left for… »