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Land below the waves
Tiree’s Gaelic name, Tir fo Thuinn – Land below the waves, is a good description of this flat, sunny island with a reputation for glorious beaches, and abundant flowers and birds. However, it has also earned the title “Hawaii of the North” from windsurfers who are attracted to the island by the great Atlantic waves that break on the long, curling silver beaches.
With a population of only 800, this low lying island is about 12 miles long by 7 miles wide. Its fertile green fields are surrounded by an almost continuous string of deserted white beaches, home to lots of different sea birds, seals and otters. Viking remains are scattered throughout Tiree, and there are a number of crofting townships dotted around the island, many with restored thatched cottages.
Tiree is only an hours flying from Glasgow.
‘Hawaii of the North’.
The Isle of Tiree is the most westerly island of the Inner Hebrides, with a mild climate and white sand beaches. The island is known as ‘Hawaii of the North’ due to the island being one of the sunniest places in the UK with many surfing spots.
Tiree is well known as a windy place, with the strongest winter gales normally occurring in December and January which is ideal for surfing and windsurfing. With year round waves and numerous white beaches there is always somewhere to surf. Tiree hosts Wave Classic, the most prestigious and longest standing windsurfing event on the British calendar. It takes place for a week in October and has fun for everyone with opportunities for spectators to try the sport for themselves.
Tiree Music Festival (TMF) is an annual music festival that was set up by two Tiree locals. The festival welcomes bands and singers from all over the world. It is set on the coast and you can watch these acts whilst looking out over the sea, one of the most stunning festival locations in the world.