29 – Mhairi Killin

This episode is a conversation between Mhairi Killin of Iona and myself.

Mhairi and I met in her office at Aosdana, on the Isle of Iona at the start of this week, half way through May of 2019.

We talk about a whole host of topics, a lot relating to our cultural identity and sense of place.
We even talk about Mhairi and her sister’s plans for what to do in the event of a nuclear attack.
We go into some detail about the life, ethos and work of the Ritchies of Iona, whose metal work is of significant cultural importance.

This episode is sponsored by Treshnish and Haunn Cottages.
Treshnish & Haunn Cottages are located on a farm near Calgary, north west Mull and are open all year.
They offer a selection of 8 eco-friendly self catering cottages, sleeping from 2 to 6.
You can find out more about them and book at:
www.treshnish.co.uk
And they can be found on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.  @treshnish

And if you’re interested in photos of the Northern Lights, Carolyne puts up some of the best aurora photos I’ve seen, taken from her home there at Treshnish.

Thank you for listening!

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Episode Links:

http://mhairikillin.com/

https://aosdanaiona.com/

Holy Loch Naval Base

Shipbuilding in Greenock / Port Glasgow:

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

https://www.inverclydeshipbuilding.com/

Rhythmic Records

Aldo’s Greenock

Duck and Cover

PHONE CALL AROUND THE TIME OF NUCLEAR ATTACK

Taigh Chershabhagh
Interview with Mhairi about The Lie of the Land:
https://vimeo.com/29420604
Robertsons the bagpipe makers

Iain MacCormick
http://www.alexander-ritchie.co.uk/maccormick.htm
http://www.alexander-ritchie.co.uk/maccormick2.htm
http://www.alexander-ritchie.co.uk/maccormick3.htm
http://www.alexander-ritchie.co.uk/maccormick4.htm

Alexander and Euphemia Ritchie

Arts and Crafts movement

Jessie Newberry

The Glasgow Girls

Charles Rennie MacKintosh

V and A Dundee

National Museum of Scotland Celts exhibition

Art Pewter

Joanna Caskie

Sponsor in kind:
http://www.islandbakery.co.uk/
(Lemon melts… Lemon melts…)

 

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