17 – Pat Morrison

In this episode I talk with Pat Morrison of Penmore, outside of Dervaig.

Pat and I spoke in her home at Penmore Mill at the end of last October.

Originally from Ayrshire, Pat came to Mull as an itinerant art teacher.

Our chat covers all sorts of topics, from the poetry of Robert Burns, to student life in Edinburgh in the 60’s, Turus Mara – the family company, which takes you out to Staffa and the Treshnish Isles from Ulva Ferry, the travails of running a fish hatchery and a reminiscence about a dearly missed friend.

The first few minutes of the recording are awfully hissy sounding. This is because I am such a professional, that I forgot to switch Pat’s recorder on for about 3 minutes. Yup. Sorry. It evens out after that.

If you have time and are so inclined, I’m running a short online survey that I’ll keep up until the first week of February to find out about how you engage with What We Do In The Winter.  You can find a link to it in the text along with this podcast file, on our website and on social media.  I’m looking to build more of an audience for the podcast, and I’d like to know how you interact with it at present to allow me to understand how to grow it.
It can be found on this link: https://goo.gl/forms/xNuWBKB2aTiKmi1k1.

Thank you for your time!

Episode Links:

Robert Burn’s Poetry

Edinburgh college of Art

John DuBarry

Archie Fisher

Turus Mara



A video about Staffa, Lunga and Ulva I made for Marketing Mull & Iona, with music by Duncan Lyall


Christine Kidd

The Queen of Peace by Florence and the Machine – Not ‘the Queen of Light’ as I think I said in the episode.


Thank you for listening!

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