In this episode I talk with Andrena Duffin.
Andrena has lived all over the world, but has never been more than 6 months without being back on Mull. When she was younger her family owned Erray farm, outside of Tobermory, which she talks about around 15 minutes into our chat. Her parents then moved over to Ulva Ferry, from where her father ran boat trips to Staffa.
There’s so much detail in Andrena’s conversation, it’s quite remarkable.
I don’t really want to spoil it for you, but if you’re interested in ghost stories, and a certain Scottish monster, then this is the episode for you…
The whole What We Do in the Winter project has also been sponsored in kind by the Island Bakery.
In the coming months I’m going to pull together an episode on the filming of When 8 Bells Toll, which was made on and around Mull. I’m looking to chat to anyone who was involved with the filming or anyone who has a particular affection for it. And, a bit of a long stretch, I know, I’m trying to see if I can get a few minutes to interview Anthony Hopkins about his work on the film.
As these podcasts take quite a lot of time to make, I’m looking to fund-raise through donations.
So if you feel like it, and are able to, please feel free to donate the cost of a cup of coffee through the website. You’ll see a ‘donate’ tab there, where you can donate if you so wished.
I’ve also got a Patreon page for donations which you can find under my name, Alasdair Satchel, if you want to contribute to that you’re very welcome.
Also, to help me grow the podcast, if you want to leave a rating or a review on which ever platform you use to listen I’d be most grateful.
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This episode is dedicated to the memory of Cookie, Anne Flavell, who brought so much to life in Tobermory.
Thank you for listening, I look forward to speaking to you again soon!
Erray Farm http://www.erray.co.uk/
Rosehall, Sutherland https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosehall
Victoria Cross https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Cross
Aros Mains http://www.arosmains.com/
The Duke of Montrose https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_of_Montrose
Littleferry, Dornoch https://historylinksdornoch.wordpress.com/tag/little-ferry/
Loch Earabal https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loch_Eriboll
Jardine Clan http://www.jardineclan.com
Spedlins Tower https://canmore.org.uk/site/66237
Porteous – the Ghost https://www.goblinshead.co.uk/bogles/spedlins/
Jardine Hall https://canmore.org.uk/site/256045
William Burn, architect of grand houses https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Burn
Sir William Jardine https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_William_Jardine,_7th_Baronet
The Naturalist’s Library https://www.amazon.co.uk/286-Full-Color-Animal-Illustrations-Naturalists-ebook/dp/B00A735U32/ref=sr_1_6?qid=1554329025&refinements=p_27%3ASir+William+Jardine&s=digital-text&sr=1-6&text=Sir+William+Jardine
Border Reivers https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Border_Reivers
Steel Bonnets – George MacDonald Fraser https://www.amazon.co.uk/Steel-Bonnets-Anglo-Scottish-Border-Reivers/dp/0002727463/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=border+reivers&link_code=qs&qid=1554330305&s=gateway&sourceid=Mozilla-search&sr=8-2
The Story of the Border Reivers – Alistair Moffat https://www.amazon.co.uk/Reivers-Story-Border/dp/1780274459/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=border+reivers&link_code=qs&qid=1554330305&s=gateway&sourceid=Mozilla-search&sr=8-1
The Battle of Otterburn https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Otterburn
The Ballad of Otterburn https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Battle_of_Otterburn_(ballad)
The Battle of Flooden https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Flodden
Jardine House – Hong Kong https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jardine_House
Corn Stoocks and Ricks https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stook
Civil defence corps https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Defence_Corps
Junior Bonner https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068786/
Duart Castle https://duartcastle.com/
White Hart Inn https://www.belhavenpubs.co.uk/pubs/midlothian/white-hart/
The Tzar’s Curious Runaways – Robin Scott Elliot https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-tzars-curious-runaways/robin-scott-elliot/9781911427131