13 – Olive Brown

In this episode I talk with Olive Brown of Tobermory. Originally from Dundee, Olive met her late husband, Alasdair, whilst a student at St Andrews, and, after some time down south came to Tobermory to run Alasdair’s family’s shop – the iconic Brown’s on the main street. We talk about her life growing up in... Continue Reading →

12 – John Maughan

In this episode I talk with John Maughan of Croggan. Croggan is a small settlement on the Lochbuie estate, on the shores of Loch Spelve. Born in Edinburgh, John’s mother’s family originally comes from Mull, and he can trace his ancestry very far back indeed. John came to Croggan and the area as a child... Continue Reading →

11 – Archaeology with Clare Ellis

In this episode I talk to Clare Ellis of Argyll Archaeology. We talk about the archaeology of Argyll, Mull, Iona and Lismore. I first met Clare whilst working on the Suil Air Ardchiavaig project for the Ross of Mull Historical Centre.  I was really impressed by how she engaged the group and how she managed... Continue Reading →

10 – Zelda Sawyer

In this episode I talk to Zelda Sawyer of Dervaig. Zelda, born in Australia and raised in England, has lived in the village for the last 40 odd years. For many years Zelda ran a craft shop from her home on the main street of Dervaig. She was also a key figure in the little... Continue Reading →

Episode 9 – Janet MacDonald

In this episode I talk to Janet MacDonald of Tobermory. Janet is a well-known figure in the local community, having grown up in the town. To many of the people of North Mull she’ll be long remembered as the Gaelic teacher at Tobermory High School. Janet is also well known in Gaelic circles for her... Continue Reading →

Thanks to Island Bakery!

I've not mentioned it over the last few podcasts, but every person who I talk to for the podcast gets a complimentary box of biscuits, thanks to Island Bakery. I've been handing out the Lemon Melts like nobody's business, and they're going down a treat! Thank you again to Dawn, Joe and Island Bakery for... Continue Reading →

Episode 08 – Roc Sandford

In this episode I talk to Roc Sandford of Gometra. Roc has owned Gometra since the late 80’s. He has had a long and interesting career as both a farmer and a publisher, as well as working on the board for an inner city affordable housing trust in London. His family history is both long... Continue Reading →

Podcast 07 – Alistair Morrison

In this episode I talk to Alistair Morrison of Dervaig. Al's family holidayed in Dervaig when he was young, and eventually bought a cottage in the village. I was keen to talk to Al as he’s someone who has always longed to be here. His experiences in childhood and throughout his teenage years here left... Continue Reading →

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