22 – Gordon Buchanan

In this episode I talk with Gordon Buchanan of Tobermory.

Born in Alexandria outside of Dumbarton, Gordon moved to Mull with his Mum, brothers and sister in the late 70’s.

In our conversation we cover lots of anecdotes about growing up in Tob, building dens, raiding gardens for fruit, local characters of his youth, the challenges of going to school in Oban, his love of horses, and towards the end of the episode, how he came to work with Nick Gordon, wildlife cameraman.

We leave off our conversation there, just as his career begins.

Gordon lives in Glasgow these days, and I was made very welcome at his beautiful home, where we recorded this episode.

I’m delighted to say that this episode has been sponsored by Turus Mara.

Turus Mara have been running Seabird and Wildlife Cruise tours to The Treshnish Isles and Staffa for almost half a century. Sail from Ulva Ferry and visit the awe inspiring Fingal’s Cave and commune with the puffins and their many thousand relatives. For further info visit www.turusmara.com or find us on social media…

The whole What We Do in the Winter project has also been sponsored in kind by the Island Bakery, and everyone who takes part in it gets a complimentary packet of Lemon Melts. www.islandbakery.co.uk

Alexandria https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandria,_West_Dunbartonshire

Nick Gordon Obit https://www.theguardian.com/news/2004/may/03/guardianobituaries

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tarantulas-Marmosets-Other-Stories-Amazon/dp/1900512157/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1550793026&sr=8-7&keywords=Nick+Gordon

Gordon Buchanan http://www.josarsby.com/gordon-buchanan

Thank you for listening!

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