26 – Davie Kirkpatrick

In this episode I talk with Davie Kirkpatrick of Iona.

Davie has lived in Iona for the vast majority of his life. 
Our conversation covers lots of ground. We talk about growing up on the island, going away for school, various characters and community members of the past and present. 
We talk briefly about the politics of passenger ferries, the start of commercial crabbing.

We also talk about a remarkable family called the MacCormicks, who achieved remarkable things.

The whole What We Do in the Winter project has been sponsored in kind by the Island Bakery, and everyone who takes part in it gets a complimentary packet of Lemon Melts – the tastiest biscuits I know.

Thanks for listening!

Episode Links:
Greenock Maternity Hospitals https://historic-hospitals.com/gazetteer/inverclyde/

Mhairi Killin http://mhairikillin.com/

Longhope Lifeboat Disaster https://rnli.org/news-and-media/2019/march/12/tragedy-in-the-pentland-firth-marking-the-longhope-lifeboat-disaster

BBC Programme Scotland from the Sky on Staffa broadcast on Wed 24th April ’19 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0004kbd

MV Dunara Castle http://www.clydeships.co.uk/view.php?ref=2378

The cross of Lorraine on Lyle Hill, Greenock https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyle_Hill

Strathcona of Glencoe https://www.glencoe-house.com/history/lord-and-lady-strathcona/

MV King George V https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TS_King_George_V

Lord Morton of Shuna https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Morton,_Baron_Morton_of_Shuna

George MacLeod https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_MacLeod

QC – Queens Counsel https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen%27s_Counsel

Calmac boats as Nuclear Shelters – https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15039649.how-scotland-and-three-calmac-ferries-played-a-crucial-part-in-nuclear-planning/

MV Morven – Calmac ship http://www.shipsofcalmac.co.uk/ff_life_after_calmac.asp

Donald MacNeill – Donald Gibby Obit (bottom of the page) http://corncrake.org.uk/front-page-31st-august/

Ballachulish Ferry http://www.ballachulish.org.uk/see-do/ballachulish-ferry-and-bridge/

Staffa https://www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/staffa

Lunga https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunga,_Treshnish_Isles

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

Colonsay http://www.colonsay.org.uk/

Alec Stewart Cricketer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alec_Stewart

Professor Sir Neil MacCormick https://www.scotsman.com/news/obituaries/professor-sir-neil-maccormick-legal-academic-and-politician-1-1033072

Donald McCormick https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_MacCormick

The MacCormick Family https://musicmusicandwords.blog/tag/maccormick/

Hugh Fraser – https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/06/07/house-fraser-harrods-department-stores-ages-pictures/british-businessman-sir-hugh-fraser-chairman-house-fraser/
Crofting law https://www.crofting.org/uploads/news/CLGreport.pdf

John MacLean – Oban High headmaster http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/en/person/803

David Ross https://www.amazon.co.uk/Highland-Herald-Reporting-News-North/dp/1780275501/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=David+Ross&link_code=qs&qid=1556274306&s=gateway&sourceid=Mozilla-search&sr=8-2

Cottars https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotter_(farmer)

Krypton Factor https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Krypton_Factor

John MacDonald – Spank https://whatwedointhewinter.com/2019/02/01/19-john-macdonald/#more-290





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