Podcast 06 – Alasdair MacLean

In this episode I’m delighted to say that I get the chance to talk with Alasdair MacLean. Alasdair was born in Dervaig, and spent his childhood around and about the village. He can trace his family in the area back to the mid 1700’s. Alasdair is well known for his work as a fisherman, and... Continue Reading →

Podcast 05 – Anne Cleave

In this episode I talk with Anne Cleave. Anne and her husband Colin moved to Mull in the late 90’s and ran Round and About, a local newspaper, and published the red book, our local telephone book, amongst many other things. Our conversation goes into Anne’s life here, her working life before coming to Mull,... Continue Reading →

Podcast 04 – Lucy MacKenzie

In this episode I talk to Lucy MacKenzie about her childhood, here on Mull at Calgary House, and her life in France, the USA and in Italy. 
Lucy runs a beautiful garden and B&B at Lip na Cloiche, near Ulva Ferry. More information on the Happy Valley murder, which Lucy mentions, can be found here.... Continue Reading →

Podcast 03 – Nick Turnbull

Oyster farmer Nick Turnbull talks about his life here on Mull and how he's seen fishing and aquaculture change over the years. There's a very interesting ghost story and tales of characters, some of whom are no longer with us, and some of whom still figure largely in the lives of many. You can follow... Continue Reading →

On the Road – Barra

I've been gadding about all over the place this last wee while, whilst also trying to edit and record podcasts when I can. I edited the majority of podcast 2 whilst stuck in the middle of a long traffic queue at Loch Awe last week, following a road closure while an accident was investigated.  Thankfully... Continue Reading →

Podcast 01 – Duncan MacGilp

Our first podcast is with Duncan McGilp. I interviewed Duncan on the 14th of August 2018. In this episode we talk about Duncan's life on Mull and his time away from the island during the war. Topics include:  Poaching; Growing up in Tobermory; the Salen Show; local characters in Tobermory; Training as a Commando at... Continue Reading →

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