In memory of Duncan MacGilp

I am very sad to say that Duncan MacGilp of Tobermory has died. There's so much I could say about Duncan's warmth, kindness and deliciously roguish sense of humour. He was one of the first people to make me feel like I'd chosen the right place to come and settle. Playing music with Duncan was... Continue Reading →

17 – Pat Morrison

In this episode I talk with Pat Morrison of Penmore, outside of Dervaig. Pat and I spoke in her home at Penmore Mill at the end of last October. Originally from Ayrshire, Pat came to Mull as an itinerant art teacher. Our chat covers all sorts of topics, from the poetry of Robert Burns, to... Continue Reading →

16 – Euphie Wood

In this episode I talk with Euphie Wood of Bunessan. I spoke to Euphie in her home the other day, at the start of January 2019. It was a great pleasure to spend time in Euphie’s company, although we’d met some time ago, we’d never really managed to have a proper chat. I’m delighted that... Continue Reading →

15 – Sandy Brunton

In this episode I talk with Sandy Brunton of Fionnphort. Sandy talked to me over Skype from his home in the Ross of Mull in the middle of December. I’ve known Sandy and his wife Jane for a number of years, so it was great to get a chance to chat to him about his... Continue Reading →

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 →

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