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Tiree “the sunshine isle” is the outermost island of the Inner Hebrides on the West Coast of Scotland. A warm welcome awaits no matter what season it is. An ideal holiday destination for all the family whether you want to get away from it all and walk the miles of sandy beaches or opt for a more lively time and join in with the locals at the ceilidhs in the village hall until the early hours. Daily flights to Tiree from Glasgow (except Sundays) take 45 minutes while the ferry journey takes 3½ - 4 hours from Oban each day in the summer. Whether you travel by sea or air your journey will take you past some breath taking scenery. You’re in for a treat!

What to do?

It’s up to you! You can spend your days relaxing, walking, cycling or taking part in some of the watersports: Wind/Kite surfing, Sailing or sand yachting or take a boat trip round the island or to one of the neighbouring Islands,
I recommend the Iona and Fingels cave trip. Rather then spending your time cooking you can visit one of the cafes for lunch or there are two hotels and a restaurant offering good value food.

Where to go?

  • Kenavara (approx. 400ft) on the west side of he island is an enjoyable walk with breathtaking views from the top, for the more experienced and adventurous individual you could explore the caves and cliffs, excellent for bird watchers.
  • The ringing stone is on the coast between Balaphetrish and Vaul. This walk is through wetland so you will need good foot ware.
  • For the less energetic, just walk along the miles of shoreline. In the wintertime wrap up warm, it’s an invigorating walk, watching the gigantic waves lash the coastline.
  • Museums

  • The thatched cottage in Sandaig gives you a good insight into how the locals lived in the past.
  • The Lighthouse museum at Hynish tells the story of the building of Skerryvore, a lighthouse 12 miles of the coast of Tiree.
  • An Iodhlann houses the archives of the history of Tiree, It’s only a small building but you will require plenty of time to look through all the interesting archives.

  • Packing

  • Weather can be changeable, therefore don’t let wet days spoil your holiday bring a shower proof jacket.

  • Bring a few dishwasher tablets from home, this will save you buying a whole box on Tiree.

  • Bring some DVDs / CDs to entertain the kids in the evenings, while you relax.

  • Driving

  • Most of the roads are single track. Pull into the passing places on your left side to allow on coming cars to pass.
  • When using the passing places at night put your lights down to the side lights only, so that the oncoming cars know that you have stopped.
  • Give passing cars the courteous “Tiree hand wave”.

    Mobile phones

    The house does not have a landline. O2 and Vodaphone have the best coverage, however coverage can be variable.

  • Email: alasdairmackinnon@btinternet.com Tel: 0141 812 0887 Mob: 07752 585 784