65 – Anne MacGregor, Iain Campbell, Jean MacLean and Mabel Canning

This episode features a conversation between Anne MacGregor, Iain Campbell, Jean MacLean and Mabel Canning, who all grew up near Salen.

We talk about so many subjects – where people’s families came from, social activities of the past, village halls gone by, Mabel’s mum – Doctor Flora, the songs of Archie MacLean – also known as Wobbles, the brief presence of a very dark soul, the serial killer, Manuel on the island, superstitions, ghost stories, working lives and so, so much more.

This was such a special episode to record, thank you to Anne, Iain, Jean and Mablel for their time!
Thank you especially to Anne MacGregor for pulling the group together and also to Mull Museum in Tobermory for hosting us in their brilliant library.

Thanks for listening!

Episode Links:

The Canoe Boys

Peter Manuel – Serial killer

Dr Angus MacNiven

Rubha Nan Gall

John MacDonald

David Livingstone

Cuttie Stool

Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit superstition

Highlands and Islands Film Guild

Bow St Police Station – now a museum

Angus MacIntyre’s Ceilidh Collection

Graham Leggat

When I Was Young: The Islands – Timothy Neat

Mull Highland Games

Catherine McKinnon – Nannie to the Tsar

Song for a Tsar by Donald S Murray

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