Tiree festival 2015 will stay in memories forever, say organisers
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.’