25 – Hugh MacPhail


In this episode I talk with Hugh MacPhail.

Hugh talks about his life on the island of Ulva, the construction of the big house, farming, fishing, other people who lived on the island at the time. At one point he has a fantastic series of reminiscences about the puffers, the small coastal ships that brought supplies such as coal from the mainland to the islands.

Thanks for listening!

Episode links:

Maps & Census info

Lady Congleton
http://www.thepeerage.com/p1528.htm
https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-lady-congletons-film-of-the-cowes-regatta-1930-online
http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/futcher/fullrecord.php?I=FUT2_064-005_P
Some info on puffers
http://puffersandvics.org/index.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/glasgowandwestscotland/content/articles/2009/07/21/puffers_feature.shtml
https://www.flickr.com/photos/scottishmaritimemuseum/sets/72157626573769777/

The Glencloy
The Spartan

Barguillean
http://www.barguillean.co.uk/index.php
https://www.gardenvisit.com/gardens/barguillean_angus_garden

Cruachan Dam
https://www.visitcruachan.co.uk/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cruachan_Reservoir

Polaris – MacBraynes captain
https://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-herald-1130/20061208/282312495580504
Different reason for Polaris name

Willie John MacKinnon

I also found this whilst researching these names, which may be of interest: http://meekwrite.blogspot.com/2014/01/transport-to-and-from-tiree.html

The Isle of Seil
https://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/seil/seil/index.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seil

The lease lend scheme – tractors
https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/24/a7357124.shtml
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205200608

Locheil Estates
https://www.achnacarry.com/history
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achnacarry
http://las.denisrixson.com/2016/04/lochiel-estate-in-1772-map/

Ormaig

Bracken Cutting Machine
https://movingimage.nls.uk/film/6704

Tobermory Games
https://www.shga.co.uk/events/mull-highland-games/
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Mull-Museum-in-Tobermory-118511061494033/photos/?tab=album&album_id=826821653996300

Highland cattle

Viking of Ulva – Bull

Galloway cattle

Jean Howard Obituary

Thomas Telford – church designs
https://www.lovescottishislands.com/innerhebrides/thomas-telford-churches-scottish-islands/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Telford
https://www.visitscotland.com/blog/attractions/thomas-telford-constructions/

Ann MacKenzie – Island Voices

As It Was, an Ulva Boyhood – Donald W MacKenzie

Glen Borrodale Castle
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenborrodale
https://bellingram.co.uk/property/glenborrodale-castle-glenborrodale-acharacle-highland-ph36-4jp/
https://www.wildlochaber.com/ardnamurchan/attractions/glenborrodale-castle-gardens

Kinloch Castle, Rum
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinloch_Castle
http://www.isleofrum.com/isleofrumheritag.php

Bahai faith
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bah%C3%A1%27%C3%AD_Faith

Glen Cannel

Lachlan MacQuarrie

Photos courtesy of Hugh MacPhail

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