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Letter To The Editor

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The photographs from Nàdair Thiriodh of Crossapol taken in December and again in March (An Tirisdeach 566) are a timely reminder of how vulnerable the machair dunes are to extreme weather conditions. The most damaging of the winter’s storms on 3 January 2014 was caused when low pressure drew in very strong winds and a… »

All Go For June election

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Argyll & Bute Council’s Electoral Returning Officer agreed this week that early elections, for up to eight new Community Councillors, will take place in June. The news comes after weeks of campaigning by local people in Tiree, keen to see a Community Council formed soon. Normally by-elections (which this will be) are held annually, so… »

New Community Asset For Tiree

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The Directors of Tiree Community Business Ltd, (TCB), owners of An Tirisdeach, have finalised the purchase of The Island Centre, Crossapol, (locally called the Business Centre), from Highlands and Islands Enterprise, (HIE). The effective date of takeover was the 1st April at which time Tiree Community Business assumed ownership and management of the entire building…. »

Tiree Ranger Service – Winter Storms and Tidal Surges

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The tourist season is almost with us. Yes it is March already and the Easter Holidays are only a few weeks away. What will they find when they arrive? I guess we are all fed up with the wind and rain that seems to have plagued us incessantly since November and have left the machair… »

Scottish Ministers Meeting With Scottish Crofting Federation

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The Scottish Government remains firmly committed to securing a sustainable future for crofting, Ministers have said. The assurance was given by Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead and Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, during a meeting with the Scottish Crofting Federation. The impact of CAP reform on crofting, developing the sector to… »

Tiree Memories

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Last week, I shared the above photo on Facebook and it received a great deal of interest. The photo, taken by Fay McDiarmid, of Neil and Duncan MacKinnon (the Twins) from Balephuil had initiated a ‘thread’ of stories regarding the numerous characters that once lived in Balephuil. Stories of Eilidh Sheumais, Bean MhicAidh, Seamas na… »

Award treble For Tiree Music Festival

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Tiree Music Festival picked up its third award of the year at the recent prestigious Thistle Awards. At a stunning awards’ ceremony held in Stirling Castle, TMF collected the award for ‘Best Cultural Event’, beating off stiff competition from major events such as the Glasgow Film Festival. This award follows on from the regional award… »

Update For Tiree Community Shop

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The consultation phase has been taking place during the last week with Community drop-in sessions and meetings with other Tiree retail businesses. This phase of the feasibility study is set to continue during the next 10 days or so with pre-arranged telephone interviews with those businesses that were unable to meet with Alison and Karen…. »

Update For Tiree Community Shop

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With financial support from the Big Lottery, the Trust has appointed Allanpark Consultants Ltd to help the Community Shop Steering Group prepare a feasibility study into the Community owning and operating a community shop. The consultants – Alison Smith and Karen Anderson have already commenced their work and will be contacting some of the retail… »

NÀDAIR THIRIODH – TIREE RANGER SERVICE

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How quickly a month passes by as Tiree Ranger and a busy one it has been. The Tiree Wave Kite Masters was a huge success, but I must say a personal thanks to the BKSA organisers of the event who were in touch beforehand for information on protecting the local environment and ensuring their competitors… »