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!
Greenock Maternity Hospitals https://historic-hospitals.com/gazetteer/inverclyde/
Mhairi Killin http://mhairikillin.com/
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/
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
Krypton Factor https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Krypton_Factor
John MacDonald – Spank https://whatwedointhewinter.com/2019/02/01/19-john-macdonald/#more-290