23 – Andrena Duffin

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.
Thank you to those of you that have, I really, really appreciate it!

We can be reached on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and on email at whatwedointhewinter@gmail.com

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!

Episode Links:

Erray Farm http://www.erray.co.uk/

Rosehall, Sutherland https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosehall

Victoria Cross https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Cross

Invergordon https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invergordon

Aros Mains http://www.arosmains.com/

Knock https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=Knock+Mull

Torloisk https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torloisk_House

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

Lincluden https://canmore.org.uk/site/65571

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 Way Home – Robin Scott Elliot https://www.amazon.co.uk/Way-Home-Robin-Scott-Elliot-ebook/dp/B07JMZDMGM/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=robin+scottelliot&qid=1554374607&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull

The Tzar’s Curious Runaways – Robin Scott Elliot https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-tzars-curious-runaways/robin-scott-elliot/9781911427131

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