13 – Olive Brown

In this episode I talk with Olive Brown of Tobermory.

Originally from Dundee, Olive met her late husband, Alasdair, whilst a student at St Andrews, and, after some time down south came to Tobermory to run Alasdair’s family’s shop – the iconic Brown’s on the main street.

We talk about her life growing up in Dundee, her student years in St Andrews, the shop, Mull Museum and the Rural.

Links for this episode:

Dundee High School – https://www.highschoolofdundee.org.uk/

Tommy Steele – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Steele

St Andrews University – https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/

St Andrews Golf Course – https://www.standrews.com/

Building of Iraqi Railways – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_Republic_Railways

Iraq revolution of 1958 – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/14_July_Revolution

Archibald Brown and Son – http://www.brownstobermory.co.uk/

Ardnamurchan Lighthouse – http://ardnamurchanlighthouse.com/


Barrahead Lighthouse – https://www.nlb.org.uk/LighthouseLibrary/Lighthouse/Barra-Head/

Brown & Whitaker Publishers – http://www.brown-whittaker.co.uk/

Walking in North Mull – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Walking-North-Mull-Olive-Brown/dp/1904353096/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1545258263&sr=8-1&keywords=walking+in+north+mull

Mull Museum – http://www.mullmuseum.org.uk/

Isabella Bird – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabella_Bird

A lady’s life in the Rocky Mountains – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ladys-Life-Rocky-Mountains-Adventure/dp/0857068415/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1545258087&sr=8-1&keywords=A+ladies+life+in+the+Rocky+Mountains

Unbeaten Tracks in Japan – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unbeaten-Tracks-Japan-Including-Aborigines/dp/1540873323/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1545258132&sr=1-2&keywords=unbeaten+tracks+in+japan

Keonori Kanasaka

Sir Harry Aubrey de Vere Maclean – The Kaid

Tobermory Clock – https://canmore.org.uk/site/157772/mull-tobermory-main-street-clock-tower

The Scottish Women’s Rural Institute – https://www.theswi.org.uk/

Volendam – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volendam


Dutch SWRI
The Tobermory SWRI at Volendam in Holland

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