Tiree nightlife can be very lively all be it at one place: The Lodge Hotel. During October, with the Wave Classic, it becomes the centre for all debauched evening activity! However, it is fairly lively every weekend of the year.
Bored of windsurfing?
Kitesurfing & Surfing through Wild Diamond
Cycle Hire from the Millhouse Hostel (01879 220435) or MacLennan Motors by the ferry port (01879 220435).
Vaul Golf Club (01879 220729)
Horse rides (www.tireeonhorseback.co.uk)
An Turas: Visit the 2003 Scottish Building of the Year at the ferry port. Umm…..is all we will say!
Gift hunting: Go to the Blue Beyond for some art, Fiona’s Craft Centre for some tartan and Beachcomber for your jumper.
Swim with the Seals: Watch out though, the big ones are quite intimidating close up!
Internet access: The Lodge Hotel has wireless broadband. You buy a £5 ticket from the bar which gives you one hour’s worth of use. Tiree Business Centre in Crossapol will also connect you up.
Doctors: Dr.Holliday (known as Dr.John) is a very good Doc and is used to dealing with all sorts of emergencies. If needed, you will be flown off the island to Oban which has a decent hospital. We know this because we have used the medical facilities for a case of mumps, glandular fever and a suspected broken neck brought on by diving into a shallow rockpool of water. All sailors made a full recovery! Phone 01879 220323 for the surgery.
A unique island with some awesome wave sailing beaches as well as flat water heaven. You’ll fall in love with the place!!
The Tourists were…
Adam Cropper, designer of TurfDog Land windsurf boards, and the whole Boardseeker Team who have spent countless weeks on the Island.