Sunday, November 29, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
The voting line for the People's Millions contest is now open. The number is:
0871 626 88 75
You can vote between 9am - Midnight.
To learn more about the project visit this link:
A short video about the project (featuring a number of Tiree residents) will be shown during at regional news between 6 - 6:30pm.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
ITV is a partner of the Big Lottery and is presenting short films of 2 competing projects each night on STV Regional News from Monday 23rd to Thursday 26th November.
Tiree's Ringside Cinema will be one of the two featured on the first show - on Monday 23rd November.Be there.
The way it works is that one of the two projects each night - the one with the highest vote - wins funding for its project. So Monday is the day to do the business for Tiree. This tiny population is going to need all the help it can muster to get its voting numbers up - so round up all your connections to vote for it. READ MORE FROM FOR ARGYLL
We will publish the voting phone number as soon as we have it. Calls from BT landlines will only cost 10p so please do consider voting tomorrow night!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
It isnae bloody easy
Friday, November 20, 2009
They must put something in the water in Tiree. Skerryvore - winners last night (18th November) of the Prince's Scottish Youth Business Trust's (PSYBT) award of Young Entrepreneurs of the Year and the second band for the island to be recognised for their business savvy.
Back in 2003 it was Skipinnish whose entrepreneurship received national attention.
But the island has done it again. At a stellar awards ceremony in Glasgow last night, Skerryvore were, in FI Grand Prix Champion for 2009 Jenson Button's recent joyful description of himself - 'it'. READ MORE
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Tiree Wave Classic 2009 - 05/01/10 - 18:30 - Sky Sports 2 Digital
Tiree Wave Classic 2009 - 05/01/10 - 21:30 - Sky Sports Xtra
Tiree Wave Classic 2009 - 13/01/10 - 18:30 - Sky Sports 2 Digital
Tiree Wave Classic 2009 - 13/01/10 - 21:00 - Sky Sports Xtra
Tiree Wave Classic 2009 - 13/01/10 - 23:30 - Sky Sports 2 Digital
Tiree Wave Classic 2009 - 13/01/10 - 26:30 - Sky Sports Xtra
Tiree Wave Classic 2009 - 14/01/10 - 14:00 - Sky Sports 2 Digital
Tiree Wave Classic 2009 - 14/01/10 - 18:30 - Sky Sports Xtra
Tiree Wave Classic 2009 - 15/01/10 - 14:30 - Sky Sports 2 DigitalThanks to GMFCo for the information.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
This weekend I had the immense honour and pleasure to have been taught a little Mouth Organ by a wonderfully gifted exponent of the instrument, none other than Donald Black himself. What a nice man and what an incredible musician. He plays the Mouth Organ (or harmonica, or, on occasion, what I would call the 'blues harp') with such style and sensitivity that on a few occasions I felt myself becoming emotional just listening to him play in the class. Oh, that I could achieve such mastery of the instrument.
Last night, Saturday, I went along to the Feis Weekend ceilidh. This was less of a concert, much more of gathering to share songs, tunes and stories. There were Gaelic songs, English songs, there was the accordion, the flute, the whistle, the fiddle and, of course, there was Donald's wonderful playing.
A wonderful night on Tiree. The fact that there was an abundance of performers on hand testifies to how talented this wee island is!
Now, where's that 'moothie'? I have to get practicing ...
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
A really nicely produced video from April 2009 when Helen paid a visit home to her native island of Tiree.
Monday, November 09, 2009
Saturday, November 07, 2009
On Sunday morning first light (8am) they will be loading the crane onto the extendable trailer at the parking place outside the post office. During this time diversions will be put in place: you will be asked to go down passed the Scarinish hotel if you are heading either West or East, but if you are going to the Co Op or live in the area you will still be able to go through.
Once the trailer is loaded it will then start its journey under police escort to the Ruaig site, around 11-11.30 approx. During this time traffic will be slow moving on the B8068 Scarinish to Gott & the B8069 Gott to Caoles, so if you are heading out to Church/work or anywhere else along this route please give yourself some extra time.
All the local emergency services and the doctor have been made aware of any potential delay.
Thursday, November 05, 2009
After trekking to Everest Base Camp (April 2009) we flew from Lukla back to Kathmandu to stay at our hotel for another couple of days. Here is a video of the bus journey from the local airport to the Hotel Shanker.
On the way we meet a Maoist protest march and get a look at the many different faces of this fascinating city.
There's a bit of chat at the start so please bear with me. Once the bus gets going it's quite good.
A few days later I was back on Tiree.
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
CAN TIREE WIN ITS VERY OWN CINEMA? Ringside Theatre project through to People’s Millions finals! Voting starts 9 a.m. Nov 23rd
The People’s Millions competition is run by Big Lottery Fund and ITV to give money to communities for innovative projects.
The Ringside Theatre project was entered by TRD to win enough money to transform the auction ring into a comfortable warm properly equipped cinema.
We never expected it but we’re through to the finals for STV central region which extends from Perth down to Biggar on the east including Edinburgh and from Fort William to South Ayrshire including Glasgow on the west. Our project is one of 8 short-listed from this huge region!
The competition will take place the week 23 – 27 November with two projects featured each night on the ITV regional news. Nightly voting begins at 9 a.m for that day’s projects and closes at midnight. The two featured projects go head-to-head to win the public vote. Our project will be featured on Monday 23rd November - Put the date in your diary now!
If we win we’ll be able to install heating, insulation, blinds and proper theatre seats in the mart and adapt the ringside so that it’s removable to create a comfortable theatre with seating for 50 and Tiree will at last have a Cinema. We’ll even have a pop corn machine!
STV are coming to Tiree during the next few weeks to film our ‘pitch’ for the competition. We need as many people as possible to come along and get the public to vote for us by telling STV how having a Cinema on Tiree could change people’s lives.
If you would like to take part in the pitch please get in touch with one of the Cinema Steering Group – Alastair MacInnes, Clare Jones, Frances Woodhead, John Isaacson, Andy Phillips, Ewan MacKinnon, Jane Isaacson.
If you’d like to know what we’re up against, you can see this year’s projects HERE