Hello and welcome to What We Do In The Winter. WWDitW is a podcast series about the lives of the people of Mull, Iona, Ulva and Gometra. The aim of the project is to locate the people of our communities in a global context and to share tales of the islands in the past.  Each... Continue Reading →

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43 – Iain Morrison

  In this episode I talk with Iain Morrison of Penmore. Iain runs Turus Mara with his son Colin and wife Pat, and sails daily from Ulva Ferry to Staffa and the Treshnish Isles in the Spring, Summer and Autumn. We cover a lot of ground in this episode. We talk about growing up in... Continue Reading →

42 – Joanie and John Mackay

In this episode I talk with Joanie and John Mackay of Tobermory. Joanie comes originally from Tobermory and John from Dervaig. Our conversation goes all over the place.  We talk about when Joanie worked at the telephone exchange in Tob, when John’s folks ran the Bellachroy in Dervaig, the career of Joanie’s Dad, Pibroch, the... Continue Reading →

41 – Howard Pitman

Howard Pitman hails from Dervaig and now lives in Glasgow. Howie and I chat about his memories of growing up in the village and what the nature of the island means to him.  He identifies lots of characters from the past and talks very touchingly about the first time he met his wife to be.... Continue Reading →

40 – Chris Reade

In this episode I talk with Chris Reade of Sgriobruadh Farm, Tobermory. Chris and her late husband Jeff founded Isle of Mull Cheese. We talk about her life in England as a child and how she and Jeff bought a farm in Somerset and then, through seeing an advert in an English paper, noticed some... Continue Reading →

39 – Tim Matthew

This episode takes a trip to Shetland to talk with Tim Matthew. Born down South, Tim first came to live on Mull at Tavool, past Tiroran on the way to the Burgh Peninsula in the South of the Isle of Mull. Tim talks about the nature of life in such a remote location and how... Continue Reading →

38 – Catherine Evans

In this episode Catherine Evans talk about her life in Tobermory as a child, the shops along the main street and the many characters of the town. The daughter of Donald Langamull, who ran the garage in Tobermory for many years, Catherine recalls adventures and stories with her family, including a significant moment featuring the... Continue Reading →

Promo Video

Hello! I've created a short promo video for the podcast, featuring a few stories from the episodes and lots of landscape shots from round here. Enjoy!  

37 – Bunessan Show 2019

In this episode you’ll hear from some of the people who attended the Bunessan Show on the 2nd of August 2019. The Bunessan Show is an agricultural and cultural show which is held in the fields around Bunessan Primary in the Ross of Mull. I was invited by the show committee to go along and... Continue Reading →

36 – Netta Titterton – Colonsay

In this episode I talk with Netta Titterton of Colonsay. I’ve known Netta since I was a wee boy, as she’s a relation, so it’s an absolute delight to have gotten a chance to speak with her. We talk about Netta's family, and how her Dad's work with  the Strathcona family, who have owned Colonsay... Continue Reading →

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