In this episode I talk with Iain Morrison of Penmore.
We cover a lot of ground in this episode. We talk about growing up in Penmore, going to school at Mornish, where his Mum was the teacher. We talk about his parents, and a little about his grandparents. At one point Iain talks about the evictions, these of course are the clearances.
References are made to Dykes & Agnes, Marky Dan and many more famous local characters.
As a young man Iain was in the merchant navy, and we talk quite a bit about his travels and life at sea.
At one point we talk about the mortality of illegitimate children in the past, which was a real eye opener for me and quite shocking, so just a wee heads up for you that we go into that topic at a certain moment.
We met over here at my house on a very windy day, and at certain points you can hear the wind roaring away in the background.
Thanks for listening!
The Morrisons also run a family restaurant on their croft – https://ambirlinn.com/
Fatal Passage – Ken McGoogan’s book on John Rae
Morrisons of Penmore under O – Companion to Gaelic Scotland by Derek S Thomson pages 219-20
Connduillie Rankin Morison – Companion to Gaelic Scotland by Derek S Thomson page 204
Viking as a verb
Colin’s parents – Ensay/Treshnish https://www.mindat.org/feature-9883805.html
Grandfather – weaver, Burg https://scotlandsplaces.gov.uk/record/nrs/RHP140931/plan-torloisk-estate-isle-mull/nrs
The Gaelic Otherworld by John Gregorson Campbell
Mary Morrison Iain’s Mum
An account of Mary’s father evicted at age 9
James Balfour Paul, father of Scrap
Black house kitchen diagram
Ferry travel from school on The Lochinvar
Denholm Group Merchant Navy
Butterworth Crews / Watch / Machines
Hive – online book sales: www.hive.co.uk