The year saw the inauguration of a very popular new venture by local entrepreneur Frazer MacInnes. Tiree Sea Tours enjoyed the benefit of benevolent weather and sea conditions. Personal highlights were the trips to Skerryvore Lighthouse and to the Puffin Colony on the Treshnish Island of Lunga. Other destinations included Staffa, Iona, Coll and even Tobermory. The trip to Coll was often combined with a meal at The Coll Hotel. Many passengers aboard the rib Aurora appreciated in a new way the marine life in the waters surrounding Tiree and this was especially so when the basking sharks were present.
This sense of community is demonstrated in the service provided by the staff at both Tiree Airport and at the Pier. It is not just friendly, helpful and personal, it is often above and beyond the call of duty. This is equally true of the care provided by the staff at the Tiree Medical Practice and at the island’s Eventide Home, Tigh a -Rhuda The latter celebrated its 50th Birthday at the end of November with one of its famous ceilidhs at which residents, staff and guests had a most enjoyable evening.