0930 - 1200 Registration & Handicapping 1230 Skippers meeting 1300 - 1700 Races & Shore Events 1730 - 1900 Prize giving 1900 - Celebrations!
Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
The new Access and Conservation on Tiree is Alison Spence.
Part of Alison's remit is to identify suitable overnight camping sites around the island to cope with the increase in campers and camper vans. She is interested in hearing from anyone who could potentially be interested in offering this service. Small areas for use by 5 or 6 campervans require minimum set up and are easier to establish than may first be thought. Alison can provide information to anyone interested.
Alison would like to hear your views on a Voluntary Permit System aimed at everyone using the parking and access points around the island. A nominal monitory contribution would be implemented for the upkeep of existing sites but also to provide new sites where needed. Providing designated parking and access would help prevent the further development and erosion of the many tracks across the Tiree machair. Alison is also looking for your idea for the issuing of such permits are to make them available at local shops and businesses, public facilities and to add an optional fixed sum to accommodation fees.
Your views are also welcomed on the current public facilities available on the island. At present the only public toilets are in Scarinish. Alison will be working with Frances Woodhead, the local power down officer, on the possibility of providing further facilities such as composting toilets at other sites across the island.
You can email me Alison at: email@example.com or call to see her at the Rural Centre on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1.30 – 3.30pm Tel:220677 and at other times on 07765449487. She looks forward to hearing your views on these points or any other issues of access and conservation on the island.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
As promised, here's the second video from Saturday's concert at An Talla. This one features Skipinnish with Skerryvore, Norrie McIvor and Rachel Walker. Do your neighbours a favour: open the windows and turn up your speakers.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
What a remarkable night this was! To see two top class Scottish bands - who can both trace their genesis to the Isle of Tiree - performing at the peak of their powers for a tenner! Thank you lads for a great night. Apologies for the poor sound and poor clarity - we did the best we could. Tomorrow, Skipinnish and friends.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Today's Tiree Agricultural Show was bathed in warm sunshine. A huge number of people attended and every aspect of the show - competitions, stalls and organisation - was perfection itself. Here is a video of, the first of two, featuring Tiree Pipe Band playing a selection of Scottish tunes at today's event.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
On the evening of Saturday 25TH popular traditional music band Skipinnish (featuring Tiree's Angus MacPhail) will be performing a concert at An Talla to celebrate the release of their latest album. The concert will be followed by a dance, also at An Talla. If you haven't heard this remarkable band before, here's your chance.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Today, though, we'd like to remind everyone to consider attending the Tiree Association Sports Day at the High School playing grounds at 1:30 pm this Saturday, the 25th of July.
As Association's website says, "there are races for all ages, including field and track events and the ever popular heavy events. The highlight of the day is the resident versus non-resident men's tug o war and yes there is one for the ladies too. Finally, the winning ladies take on the winning men".
But of course you don't have to be a competitor to enjoy all the fun and excitement so do consider coming along!
Monday, July 20, 2009
Greetings from Cornaigmore, Isle of Tiree.
Last Monday I told you all about my love for the song 'Breisleach' and my intention to learn it. Today, I thought you might like to hear the song itself as performed by the Scottish Gaelic group Capercaillie. Refer back to last Monday's post if you would like to follow the words, either in Gaelic or translated into English.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
As well as finding out about what grants are available for the micro-generation of renewable energy for homes and businesses we'll get to know and understand a little more about the subject in general.
Local Powerdown officer Frances Woodhead will be there as well as another Powerdown representative called Eamon King.
As Frances says, "the cheapest kilowatt is the one that you don't have to buy". In addition by doing what you can you'll be doing your bit for Mother Earth. I'll see you there.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Tiree Regatta Club will be holding the 2009 Tiree Friendly Regatta on Saturday 18th July in Scarinish Old Harbour.
The Friendly Regatta is the revival of the historic tradition of holding multiple sailing regattas on Tiree during the summer. The annual regatta with it's shore events and motor boat races will be held as usual on the first Saturday in August. The Friendly Regatta, however, will be all about sailing with sailing boats of all types invited to compete. Read More.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Chaidh mi 'n-de/ dhan choile chailtainn
shireadh chno han airson bladh
ach 's e bh'air a h-ulle geug ach
d'aodan-sa gam thriall.
chaidh mi 'n-de/ gu traigh a'mhaoraich
de choilleagan a bhuain
nochd a h-ulle slige neamhnaid
d'ailleachd-sa a luaidh
Chaidh mi stagh dhan aon taigh-osda
son do sglu
sadh as mo cheann
h-ulle glainne thog mi thaom do
mhaiseachd aist' na deann.
chiaon mi tra h a-raoir dhan leabaidh
thusa ruagadh as le suain
ach cha tug thu cead dhomh cadai
gus an deanainn duan
Dh'larrain-sa bhith saor od tho
ach gu bheil sinn roinnt o che/il'
do churhadh bhith an ait' do shamhla
agam bhios an fhe/ill
dh'ghag thu mi 'nam bhaothair go
bo/dhradh chairdean le do chilu
nuair a thig thu chi lad nach eil
mearachd ann am fhiu
Chi lad sgurr a' danns le saobh-shruth
famh is iolair' anns an ruidhi'
stamh gu caomh ag altram suh-lair
mireadh mu an sull.
chi lad mis' is thusa sugradh
bil ri bil ar an-anaill aoint'
cniadachadh mar seo gu sior le
che/ile b'e ar maoin
I went to the hazelwood yesterday
seeking hazelnuts for food
but on every branch and twig
was your pursuing face,
I went to the fertile shore yesterday
to gather cockles for a meal
every single shell was filled with
your beauty my love
I went to the alehouse
to expel you from my head
every glass I raised your beauty
overflowing from it
I went early to bed last night
to escape you in sleep
but you kept me awake till
I'd make you a song
I'd wish we were torn asunder
were we not apart
let your presence replace my image of you
and how I'd rejoice
you've brought me to foolish babbling
tiring friends with praise of you
when you return they'll seet that
my words are true
They'll see mountains dance with ripples
mole and eagle step the reel
red rasp held by kind sea-tangle
sport before their eyes
they'll see you and me make merry
lip to lip our breath as one
caressing thus forever
together our reward
Sunday, July 12, 2009
The latest edition of Tiree's own newspaper, An Tirisdeach, came out last Friday and it's a jam packed issue, full of interesting articles and reportage. The paper is undergoing something of a Renaissance since new editor Angela took over. Under her tenure it has become an absolute must read. Did you know that the paper also has its own website?
Go to www.antirisdeach.com to get a flavour of what the publication is all about plus selected articles from past issues. Apparently, An Tirisdeach is the best selling newspaper on Tiree and on current form it's not difficult to see why.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
More information about this year's Feis.