Tiree fes­ti­val 2015 will stay in mem­o­ries for­ever, say or­gan­is­ers

The Oban Times - - News -

TIREE Mu­sic Fes­ti­val (TMF) is to be held again in 2016 - but it will be the 2015 fes­ti­val which will al­ways stand out as a spe­cial mem­ory.

Or­gan­is­ers Daniel Gillespie and Stewart Ma­cLen­nan, both TMF di­rec­tors, told the Oban Times: ‘TMF 2015 will be a fes­ti­val that stays in our mem­o­ries for­ever.

‘Where im­me­di­ate thoughts turn to the ex­treme ‘sum­mer’ weather con­di­tions, the mem­o­ries we shall trea­sure are the mo­ments when our is­land showed a com­mu­nity spirit and hos­pi­tal­ity that lit­er­ally touched the hearts of peo­ple around the world.

‘For us, it was both the most chal­leng­ing and proud­est mo­ment since form­ing the fes­ti­val back in 2010.

‘The ‘story’ of TMF 2015 has lit­er­ally made news around the world with one re­port go­ing out in Florida, USA.

‘ We have re­ceived count­less mes­sages of thanks that we wish to share with our west coast com­mu­nity as with­out that sup­port the safe and speedy evac­u­a­tion of the fes­ti­val site would not have been pos­si­ble.

‘When cre­at­ing the con­cept of TMF, we put the main ob­jec­tive as ‘pro­mot­ing the is­land, cul­ture and com­mu­nity of Tiree’. TMF2015 showed that Tiree’s cul­ture and com­mu­nity spirit was stronger than ever be­fore.

‘It was a mo­ment that we shall never for­get.

‘The gen­er­ous gift of tents from Tesco and Ar­gos also en­sured that peo­ple could re­main on Tiree for the rest of the week­end.

‘We need to thank Iain MacKin­non and the mem­bers of the LEST (Lorne Event Safety Team) for their guid­ance through­out the week­end.

‘To our TMF team and vol­un­teers – to get the fes­ti­val site op­er­a­tional again on the Satur­day was a su­per­hu­man ef­fort an­dan in­cred­i­ble dis­play of com­mit­ment to TMF.

‘Thank you all for your in­spi­ra­tional sup­port.’

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