56 – Duncan Brown

In this episode I talk with Duncan Brown, formerly of Tobermory.

Duncan talks about growing up in Tobermory in the 70’s and 80’s and the role that sports, scouting and more played in his youth.
We talk about football, Bogie racing, The Rally and lots more.
Duncan gives a great account of what it’s like to be in a Rally car, the sensations and smells – he paints such a clear picture, it’s a delight to hear.

We then go on to talk about Duncan’s working life in Engineering, his training and travels.

At certain points in the episode you can hear my family running around in the background getting up to stuff, sorry about that, I hope it’s not too distracting.

Duncan and I were able to record this at my house when the covid restrictions were lifted.
It was so nice to be sat together chatting, I long to get back to those days.

If you’re listening to this as it goes out on Thursday the 21st of January 2021, we’ve got a WWDitW live event online on Zoom tomorrow at 20.00 with the focus on sport. If you want to join us you can get tickets for free on this link. More details can be found on social media.

Interestingly, I think this is the first 2nd generation episode of the podcast, as I’ve previously spoken to Duncan’s Mum, Olive Brown, back in episode 13!

Thanks for listening!

Episode Links:

Browns of Tobermory

Derek MacAdam – The Nine Holer


The Nun’s Cave


2300 Club

The Jim Clark Rally

Motor Sport UK

Robert Gordon’s Institute of Technology

Chartered Engineering


Subsea 7


Oslo – Sandvika

Frogner Park – Oslo

The Myth Legend and Lore Podcast

Azerbaijan – Fire Mountain

The Gates of Hell – Turkmenistan

Stenna Offshore

La Trait


Sunbury on Thames



Tobermory Bogie Rally 1980 Map & Pace Notes

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