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August 23, 2017

A buoyant island community

From a distance, Tiree looks like an island that could disappear under the wash of an average sized Atlantic swell. Its low lying profile lends itself to its historic nickname of ‘the land below the waves’. Perhaps because of this vulnerability to the elements, the community have a long track record of taking measures to build their own resilience. These actions and their latest plans are nicely illustrated through this short film of life on the island.



The island of Tiree is a place of contrasts.  Known as “The land beneath the waves” it is blasted by Atlantic winds and bathed in sunshine, its beaches shine white against the rocky headlands. 

Today, we are looking towards the sea to help realise our ambitions of economic growth and a young, vibrant population.


Watch our short film here