Welcome

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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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 →

34 – Gordon Connell – Tiree

In this episode I talk with Gordon Connell, originally from Blairmore near Dunoon, Gordon moved to Tiree to teach History in 1962. Gordon is an accordion player and one of the most significant teachers of accordion, the list of his pupils is rather impressive. We talk about growing up in Blairmore, going to school in... Continue Reading →

33 – John Holliday – Tiree

This episode takes our first foray away from Mull, Iona, Ulva and Gometra and takes us over to Tiree where I talk with John Holliday. John was the doctor on the island for 30 years and is often known as 'Doc'. Originally from the England, John lived in Australia before settling on Tiree. We talk... Continue Reading →

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