Tiree Images > Collections
On the above collection pages you can check out exactly how the various places
on the Isle of Tiree actually look. New collections are being added regularly
as are individual photographs on existing pages.
Beaches - The Isle of Tiree is well known for its many
beaches of brilliant white sand.
Water sports such as surfing, kitesurfing,
sailing and windsurfing are an important part of island tourism. Conditions
are among the best in Scotland. Each October the Tiree Wave Classic windsurfing
competition is held. On Tiree you are never far from a beach with favourites
being a matter of individual choice or sport preference. Best known are probably
The Maze and
History - Tyree (changed to Tiree
by the Post Office) has been inhabited for
thousands of years. The island's 2000 year
old brochs at
Milton are well preserved.
it's ancient chapels has been a religious site into antquity. In 1771 the
little harbour at
constructed. From 1836-44 Skerryvore
Lighthouse was constructed and can be seen from
Tiree land base for the operation of Skerryvore was built at
Hynish. Here you can still see a museum,
the off duty keepers' houses, dry dock and signal tower.
Place names are either Gaelic or derived from
Environment - Much of Tiree is machair, a unique Scottish island
environment of crushed shell based sandy soil. It is essentially pasture
and has been built up by 1000s of years of grazing. In spring and early summer
it is host to vast carpets of
Additionally the inland peaty marshlands in such a mild environment also
plants and flowers.
Also check out the wildlife and
weather related photographs.
Physical Features - The geology of the
Tiree is dominated by the ancient hard metamorphic rocks of NW Scotland.
The highest point on the Isle of Tiree is
Ben Hynish at
141m above the sea below. This lies between
Balephuil to the
to the south and
the east. Check out the panoramas. At the
summit of the hill stands the white 'golf ball' which is visible from most
of Tiree. This is in fact Civil Aviation radar installation.
Communications - Tiree can be reached by
ferry or flight. The CalMac ferry operates
out of Oban to and from the
Gott Pier Ferry
Terminal. I have also included a collection of photographs taken on various
ferry journeys. Highlights of
the journey to &
from Tiree are calling at the Isle of Coll, Britain's most westerly mainland
point Ardnamurchan, the Sound of Mull with coastlines of both remote Morven
on the mainland of Scotland and Mull itself, Lismore with its lighthouse
and Oban. A number of other Hebridean islands are
visible from Tiree.
Tiree Airport offers daily flights to and
from Glasgow. Tiree's road network is mainly
single track with passing places.
Architecture - Traditional Tiree houses with both thatched and felted
roofs can be seen around the island; on this site there are images from
check out some of the key buildings on the