52 episodes

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

What We Do In The Winter Alasdair Satchel

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 41 Ratings

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

    Islands in Film Trailer

    Islands in Film Trailer

    This is a brief advert for Islands in Film, which premieres tomorrow evening at 8pm, Friday the 26th of June 2020. For more info please follow this link https://whatwedointhewinter.com/2020/06/18/islands-in-film-premiering-fri-26th-june-8pm-on-youtube/

    Filmed by 75 people and edited by Alasdair & Georgia Satchel, it features music by Hannah Fisher and Sorren Maclean.

    The aim of the film is to make connections and bring us all together a bit. Another aim is to raise funds for Mull and Iona Pantry, our local foodbank. https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/mullandionapantry

    Thanks for listening.

    (The special rockier theme at the end is the one I'm never allowed to put on the episodes as my wife thinks it's too self indulgent. Just because I want to be Mike Oldfield.)

    • 2 min
    50 Richard Kellett

    50 Richard Kellett

    This episode features a chat with Richard Kellett of Aros Mains.

    Originally from the Borders Richard is a paramedic here on Mull.

    He’s lead a remarkable life, having been in the army seeing service in Iraq during the 2nd Iraq war. Many people here on the islands will know him from his work with the ambulance service, his time as manager at Am Birlinn and many other incarnations.

    It was a real honour to spend this time with Richard and I thought it important to make his episode the 50th as he and the team that he’s a part of does so much to make our lives here better and safer, at this time more than ever.

    This episode delves a bit deeper into personal areas than other episodes so far.
    I’ve put some links to some supporting information on the website if you find that you need it.

    Thanks for listening!

    Links and more info on whatwedointhewinter.com

    • 1 hr 15 min
    49 Sheena Walker

    49 Sheena Walker

    This episode is a conversation with Sheena Walker.
    Brought up in Dervaig, Sheena talks about the lives of her Mother and Father, her various jobs on the island, the social scene of her youth and so much more.

    Due to the current lockdown situation we recorded our chat over the internet.

    These days, whilst working in Edinburgh at the Royal Scottish Academy on the mound, where she’s in charge of private views, visits to artist’s studios and runs the RSA friends, Sheena keeps her home in Tobermory.

    I hope this chat gives you an hour away from the world.

    If you're on Mull, Iona, Ulva or Gometra and are listening to this before midnight on Sunday 24th you may be interested in our Islands in Film project, more information about which can be found on our website.

    More info and links can be found on whatwedointhewinter.com

    Thanks for listening!

    • 55 min
    48 Anja and Mark Jardine

    48 Anja and Mark Jardine

    This episode is a conversation with Anja and Mark Jardine of Iona.
    Due to the current lockdown situation we recorded our chat over the internet.

    Originally from Germany Anja comes from a town near Leipzig, and grew up during the cold war, when the Berlin Wall divided the country into East and West Germany. Anja was in the East living under communism. We talk about the experience of growing up in this environment, and the moment when it all changed with the fall of the wall.

    Mark was brought up in Glasgow at a time of great change for the city. We talk about the diversity of Scots language in the city, his time at Art School and how his path lead him westwards to Iona.

    Mark, Anja and Mark’s sons Stewart and Neil run Alternative Boat Hire, Iona. If you’ve been to Iona and have seen a stunning boat with red sails sailing by, that’s likely to be the Birthe Marie, their boat.
    The story of the Birthe Marie and her refurbishment is in itself quite a tale and well worth investigating. You can find out more about it on boattripsiona.com It’s well worth your time!

    Links and more can be found on whatwedointhewinter.com

    Thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 13 min
    47 Elizabeth and Donald Kirsop

    47 Elizabeth and Donald Kirsop

    In this episode I talk with Elizabeth and Donald Kirsop of Lochdon.

    Elizabeth’s recalls coming to the island, her teenage years, the Craignure Inn and much more. Donald talks about his family trade, growing up in Tobermory, and there’s some great stories about the music scene on the island in the past.

    It was just great to spend time with both Donald and Elizabeth in recording this conversation, I look forward to catching up with them both again soon.

    Following the last episode I’m going to try and do a listen-along twitter chat with this episode on Friday 24th of April, this Friday, at 8PM Dervaig time. It was lovely to chat with those that came along last time, it was rather good fun, so if you want to join me for an online natter using #WWDITW, please do!

    Thanks for listening!


    • 1 hr
    46 Charlie Hogg

    46 Charlie Hogg

    In this episode I talk with Charlie Hogg of Tobermory.

    Charlie and I have been trying to get a time to catch up together since the start of the project, so I’m absolutely delighted to have finally got around to spending time with him and to have the opportunity to share this with you.

    Charlie’s memories take in life in Tobermory, visits to Haunn and the Treshnish Isles, and we talk about his working life, the characters of his youth and a quite remarkable boat yard in Tobermory, on the light house path that I’d love to find out more about.

    What I love about this conversation is the way that Charley relays the smells and senses of the times he’s talking about. We talk about food quite a bit, which he brings to life with great relish.

    I hope this little chat will give you an hour away from the world and just a wee break from all that’s going on.

    Episode links to follow in the next day or two.

    Thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

strubag83 ,

Love them!

One of my favourite podcasts- love hearing about days gone by and also peoples lives and how they’ve come to where they are now. Keep them coming 🥰

jennyhunterarts ,

Insightful and interesting

Unique podcast by Alasdair Satchel. Some friendly banter and interesting stories.

Little 1 amy ,

Great podcast

Love listening to the stories and history of my favourite island, if you want to loose yourself for an hour then this podcast is just the trick

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