19 – John MacDonald

In this episode I talk with John MacDonald.

John grew up in Tobermory at Springbank.

A haulier for the last 40 years and more, as you’ll hear John has a passion for the West Coast of Scotland, and Mull in particular. His interests stretch far and wide, and he knows so much about the people and history of our islands.

Our conversation ranges from his grandparents, parents and siblings, to details of his working life, the Tobermory of his youth, his family and travels both local and more exotic.

John, also known as Spank – from Springbank, came over to join me here at home and we recorded our conversation in my office.

Episode Links:

Lambhill Ironworks

Dorlin – Loch Buidhe & Loch Tiagasg

Sherrif Robertson’s Mull Diaries

Duncan MacNeil of Colonsay



Tobermory Distillery

Commer Lorry

Loch Sunnart

Phi Phi Islands

Rob Barlow & the Elizabeth G – Hebrides Cruises

Island on the Edge of the World

The Life and Death of St Kilda

Eoin a cheann bhig

Port Rainich


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