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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… »

Community Councils Notice Of By-Election

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Election Day – 26 June 2014 An Election is to be held for the return of Community Councillors to constitute the undernoted Community Council within the Oban, Lorn and the Isles area of Argyll and Bute. Tiree AA53 Persons wishing to represent their Community Council must reside in the community council area and be named… »

Tiree Community Shop – Let’s Make It Happen

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Would you like to buy local Tiree produce on the island? Would you like to have the option of buying groceries in the West end as well as Scarinish? Would you like to have a greater say in what products can be bought on Tiree? If you have answered yes to any of these questions… »

Scarinish Pier Car Park Closing

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May 2014 sees the beginning of Argyll and Bute Council’s £1.1million road reconstruction project which will tackle road surfaces on all of the public roads on Tiree. Last week Co-op shoppers were greeted with a notice stating that ‘All cars must be removed from the Pier Car Park by Monday 28th of April’. Karen Jameson… »

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… »