Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
- land of any description (not forming part of a road), or
- It is not an offence to drive a motor vehicle on land within 15 yards of a road for the purpose of parking the vehicle - although this does not confer any legal right to park the vehicle. Scottish Outdoor Access Code, p127
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
A short video postcard, made this morning at about 09:15.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Tiree's 23rd Wave Classic. But how long have you been coming to Tiree?
Since 1986, Tiree has hosted the Wave Classic, a week-long competition that attracts many of the world's best windsurfers, or "sailors", as they call themselves. This year more than 70 of them, mostly men, some accompanied by girlfriends known as shore wives", have flocked to the sands.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Here's a completely uncut, unedited record of what happened on the Isle of Tiree this morning. The first event, the run on Gott Beach, was won by Tiree's Will Wright. Once again wind was non-existent so instead of windsurfing over to the Isle of Coll the competitors paddle-boarded out to a buoy in Gott Bay. In that sequence you will see two semi-finals, the loser's final and the winner's final. After this, the competitors were ferried by RIB to the Isle of Coll for the mountain bike stage.
Three hardy souls took to the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean off a beach in Scotland this morning - completely naked.
The nudesurfing was just a bit of fun - in spite of all appearances suggesting that it was absolutely sodding freezing - at Balevullin on the Isle of Tiree, in the Inner Hebrides, during the Tiree Wave Classic windsurfing competition. CLICK HERE FOR MORE (and for pictures!)
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
The Tiree Wave Classic windsurfing spectacular is due to take to the waves off one of the sunshine island's glorious beaches this Saturday (10th October).
The invasion of the island is like the annual arrival at Loch Leven of the migrating pink-footed geese from Iceland. Hordes of fit, black-clad bodies with brightly coloured wings lift, skim and dive over the water before coming to land for the night. Photographers hang about to catch the species in flight and the best shots become classics.
But Tiree has its own resident variation of the species - a small community of windsurfers and kitesurfers including the 2008 British Women's Kitesurfing Champion, Helen Thompson and the subject of this feature: Wild Diamond.
Is Wild Diamond a business? Is it a man? It's both. It's William Angus Maclean, born and bred in the place he loves. And it's his successful business on the island.
Friday, October 09, 2009
Missed tonight's broadcast on Reporting Scotland? Here's my 'bootleg' of the short report, recorded with my little Canon camera. If you make allowances for that, the quality isn't too bad.
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Monday, October 05, 2009
Friday, October 02, 2009
After a break of a week or so here is another song from the man-shed.
Today I am singing my favourite song in my mother tongue.
No, it's not anything by Burns or The Corries. Nor is it Flower of Scotland.
It's a song by the wonderfully gifted Scottish songwriter and poet, the late Hamish Henderson.
And it's about Sicily during World War 2.
I hope you will also enjoy the audio recording of the great man explaining the origin of the song and the video I put together to go with the song.
Thursday 15th October ramps up the already high adrenaline of that week on the Isle of Tiree. The annual Tiree Wave Classic, run by GMF Co, takes place from 10th - 16th October and 15th October sees its twin event, linking the sister islands of Tiree and Coll.
This is the Coll Challenge Adventure Race - and challenge it is. READ MORE AT FOR ARGYLL