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A podcast about the lives of the people of the isles of Mull, Iona, Ulva and Gometra.

A podcast about the lives of the people of the isles of Mull, Iona, Ulva and Gometra.
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A podcast about the lives of the people of the isles of Mull, Iona, Ulva and Gometra.




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. http://www.lipnacloiche.co.uk/ More information on the Happy Valley murder, which Lucy mentions, can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Valley_set The book that Lucy’s work is featured in can be found here: Island Gardens:...


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 Isle of Mull Oysters on twitter on Gordon Turnbull's page https://twitter.com/gturnbull1 You can find a short film featuring Nick, Kenny and Gordon at work here:...


02 Morven Gibson

Our second podcast features Morven Gibson from Bunessan in the Ross of Mull. Morven is the General Manager with South West Mull & Iona Development In our chat we mention: https://swmid.co.uk www.mict.co.uk http://nwmullwoodland.co.uk/ https://ionavillagehall.org/ http://www.tobermoryharbour.co.uk/ Rural Housing Scotland Woodland Crofts Lesley Riddoch’s books Blossom McSmorgasboard For more info please visit https://whatwedointhewinter.wordpress.com/ Or follow the podcast on Twitter:...


01 Duncan MacGilp

Our first podcast is with Duncan MacGilp. 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 Spean Bridge; Travels through Europe during and after the 2nd world war; Gaelic language and song; Sorley MacLean; Fiddle making and many others besides. For more info please...