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Tiree Boathouse Shortlisted For GIA Design award

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Tiree Maritime Trust’s new boathouse ‘The Noust’ has been short-listed for a prestigious GIA Design Award run by the Glasgow Institute of Architects. The Noust provides an invaluable building for the Maritime Trust to maintain Tiree’s traditional dipping lug sail boats. Tiree Maritime Trust would like to say a very big thank you to all… »

Tiree Regatta 2012

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By Robert Trythall The forecast for the start of Tiree’s 2012 Regatta, was dreich with showers, and a gusty offshore WNW wind freshening by late afternoon to 20-25 knots. Not the best of forecasts, but at the skippers’ meeting it was decided the forecast was not one that would cause a postponement of the 2… »

Young Finn Sails To Victory

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by Ian Sharp Eleven-year-old Finn Macdonald is believed to be the youngest skipper to win the Concise Cup after he sailed to victory at last week-end’s annual Tiree regatta. Last year Finn was crewed in the race by his sailing instructor and although he came in third, he lost his place because of a mix… »

Tiree Regatta Celebrates 100 Years

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The dawn of Sat 30th July, Regatta Day, was a stunner. Cloudless, sunny with a brisk S.SE wind. The forecast for the day was to cloud over, and the wind to drop. At 2 o’clock, on the start line, the sun still shone, the brisk S.SE had eased, and a glorious day unfolded. The start… »

Looking Back At Tiree

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Continuing our series looking back at old photographs of people and places on Tiree. This week we have a photo of The ‘Mary Stuart’ beached in Scarinish harbour in 1938. The Scarinish Hotel is on the extreme left, with communication masts in the background to the right. Image courtesy of An Iodhlann and Angus… »

Tiree Regatta 2010 Review

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The morning of Sat 7th Aug, Regatta Day, was no different from most days this summer; damp, grey and windy. Not very promising, but by noon, the skies had cleared with the wind easing back to a brisk northerly, giving Regatta Day glorious conditions for both sailing and shore events. The start line was impressive… »

Daisy & Morag Anne brought back to life

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Three Tiree Maritime Boat Builder courses were successfully completed on Tiree during the winter of 2009/2010 and two traditional Tiree boats were renovated and a new boat was started. The Maritime Trusts aims to preserve Tiree’s maritime heritage and part of this is to provide training in traditional boat building skills. The recent courses were… »

Boatbuilding Success

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Moragann and Daisy Heading For 2010 Regatta The first boat-builder course organised by the Tiree Maritime Trust has been successfully completed and the second is due to start on Friday 4th December with a third planned for January. A fabulous work-shop has been set up in the auction ring at the Rural Centre and Adam… »

Tiree’s Event Filled Summer

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Tiree Show – 31st July The Isle of Tiree glistened in the sun as the ferry brought the mainland judges and many visitors to the Annual Show. Crowds gathered to watch the island’s quality livestock being judged. Cattle judge, Donald Campbell, Camaghael, Fort William, was impressed with the standard of stock on the island. The… »