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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, Gometra and Erraid. 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. ... Continue Reading →

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61 – John Macfarlane

What We Do In The Winter · 61 John MacFarlane In this special Christmas episode I talk with Brigadier John MacFarlane who grew up in Tobermory during WW2, where his family ran MacFarlane’s the shop on the main street.We talk about life in Tobermory in World War 2, the roots of his family and how... Continue Reading →

60 – Harry Hickford

What We Do In The Winter · 60 Harry Hickford In this episode I talk with Harry Hickford of Tobermory. Harry comes originally from the Scottish borders where he worked on the land, particularly as a horsieman.  He came to Mull to run Erray Farm for Colonel Anderson. We talk about his time growing up in the... Continue Reading →

59 – Charlotte Mellis

What We Do In The Winter · 59 Charlotte Mellis In this episode I talk with Charlotte Mellis of Larach Mhòr, near Treshnish. Charlotte’s family have had a home on Mull since the 1950’s.  Her father was in the Navy when she was wee so she grew up between Mull, Malta and Greece.  Charlotte is a... Continue Reading →

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