34 – Gordon Connell – Tiree

In this episode I talk with Gordon Connell, originally from Blairmore near Dunoon, Gordon moved to Tiree to teach History in 1962. Gordon is an accordion player and one of the most significant teachers of accordion, the list of his pupils is rather impressive. We talk about growing up in Blairmore, going to school in... Continue Reading →

33 – John Holliday – Tiree

This episode takes our first foray away from Mull, Iona, Ulva and Gometra and takes us over to Tiree where I talk with John Holliday. John was the doctor on the island for 30 years and is often known as 'Doc'. Originally from the England, John lived in Australia before settling on Tiree. We talk... Continue Reading →

32 – Joanne MacInnes

This episode features a return to Iona, where I chat with Joanne MacInnes. A proud Dundonian, Joanne has lived on Iona for many years now, where she and her husband John are raising their family. We talk about Dundonian cultural identity, college life, work life and what it is like to move into a small... Continue Reading →

31 – Iain Thomson

In this episode I chat with Iain Thomson.  As you’ll hear Iain’s had a long association with the Isle of Mull, and now divides his time between the island here and Sweden. Iain has been involved in farming and the land since he was a young boy. Our conversation goes into some detail about his... Continue Reading →

In Memory of Zelda Sawyer

Zelda Sawyer of Dervaig passed away at the end of May. Zelda was a wonderful woman and a good friend to many of us in the village and beyond. I was honoured that she agreed to record an episode of What We Do in the Winter with me before we had even started broadcasting. Zelda... Continue Reading →

30 – Alasdair MacLean and Nick Turnbull

This episode is a little bit different in that it’s a conversation I had with two people who I’d previously spoken to individually for the podcast. After I released Alasdair MacLean’s episode last year Nick Turnbull said to me that I could have got deeper in on some of the fishing things, so I thought... Continue Reading →

29 – Mhairi Killin

This episode is a conversation between Mhairi Killin of Iona and myself. Mhairi and I met in her office at Aosdana, on the Isle of Iona at the start of this week, half way through May of 2019. We talk about a whole host of topics, a lot relating to our cultural identity and sense... Continue Reading →

28 – Jim Corbett

In this episode I talk with Jim Corbett of Lochbuie. The Lochbuie estate has been in Jim’s family since 1922, and Jim and his wife are just about to celebrate their 40th year living here on Mull. We talk about Jim’s family background, how the family came to live in Lochbuie, the Maclaines of Lochbuie... Continue Reading →

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