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Letters to the editor

letters to editor

RE: Visitors camping facilities

Dear Sir,
I was saddened to see a Letter to the Editor published in the last edition of An Tirisdeach, that not only seemed to be a very scathing and personal attack on the Scarinish Hotel but I would imagine a blow to their possible occupancy at a time of the year when businesses of this type are gearing up to the forthcoming tourist season.

Yes, I think there are certainly things that can be improved on and that goes for us all, however if the author is intent on offering malicious statements on someone else’s business, he should at least have the courage of his convictions – or some might says ‘the guts’ – to put his name to it.

Yours faithfully, Andrew Montgomery

Being aware of Tiree’s long tradition of welcome to visitors, I’d be glad to offer free use of my land to any who wish to camp but have no reservation for their holiday. Having mentioned this to the Access Officer I hope this offer will be made available to any in need, when they book the ferry, arrive or later.

Sincerely, Ulrike Rawson

Letters to the Editor

letters to editor

A letter in the last edition of An Tirisdeach has prompted many comments, mainly verbal, but here are some responses that came into the office either by post or e-mail. As ever your views are important and we aim to give you the chance to express your opinions through the pages of the newsletter.

We ,as a family, would like to reply to Offshore View regarding his/her comments about An Turas.

Brian was always very diligent in his maintenance of the building and it was only last summer when diagnosed with a terminal illness that even his passion for An Turas had to take a back seat.

It is a great pity that Offshore View lacked the courage to put his/her name to their letter. Perhaps he/she is one of these people who find it very easy to criticize what others do for Tiree without actually doing anything themselves.

The Milne family Anne, Nathan, Adam and Hana

Don’t Judge a book by its cover!

Last weekend I went to the Scarinish Hotel with my parents and had a really excellent experience.

We had drinks and ordered our meals in the lovely renovated upper lounge with an amazing view and comfortable armchairs, then we were called down when our food was ready.

The food and service was great thanks to their new chef and waiting staff and was a reasonable price with the 20% April discount and complimentary coffees in the upper lounge to finish off the evening.

Just thought I’d let people who might have had some reservations know the experience I had. Thank you,

Becky Wright

In response to the letter in the last edition of An Tirisdeach regarding the condition of the area from the Pier to Scarinish – I am proud of our Island and glad that I am able to live on Tiree but sadly find myself in agreement with the thought behind the letter from Offshore View, however there are numerous untidy areas all around the Island and perhaps we should all take a little more responsibility for, and pride in, the appearance of our surroundings..

By E-mail.

And on another matter

Could someone please enlighten us as to the situation regarding caravans and camper vans on Tiree?

We were reliably informed that a system had been put in place that would require all visitors with said vehicles to pre-book a place on a designated campsite. The visitor season seems to be well underway and caravans and camper vans can be seen across the island on the machair and in the dunes.

When, if at all, is the system going to be enforced and is this system legally enforceable or does it rely on the goodwill of the tourist?

G. Walker

Editor’s note – A new access officer has recently been appointed and started work this week(Monday 12th). We have asked if he will come into the office for a chat and
hopefully we will be able to give an update on the situation in the next edition.