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Interviews conducted by the Stranraer and District Local History Trust (SDLHT)

The Stranraer and District Local History Trust (SDLHT) conducted 37 recordings with 40 interviewees, carried out between 1999 and 2014.

Interviews of Barbara Hannay

Barbara Hannay, born 1920, talks about her childhood at Colfin Farm, her schooling, home life and activities during the war. Home life was very busy, especially around harvest time when there was a g...

Interviews of Bobby Gemmell

In this Interview, the first of two recorded with Bobby Gemmill, aged 78, he recalls his early life on the Lochnaw estate. At that time, Lochnaw was leased by the Pollock family and supported a subst...

Interviews of Andy Love aged 78

Andy Love, aged 78, was born at Bridge of Aird Farm by Stranraer. In this interview he talks about the many people who were seen about the farm when he was young. This included people who would arri...

Interviews of Anne Brownhill aged 78

Interview with Anne Brownhill who was 78 at the time. Anne's husband ran the family drapery business in Stranraer, The Glasgow House and much of the interview is concerned with different aspects of t...

Interviews of Margaret McColm aged 91

Interview with Margaret McColm, aged 91, whose father was the dairyman at Mains of Airies Farm when it was the largest dairy farm in Wigtownshire - with 140 cows. She talks about going to Dhuloch sch...

Interviews of Agnes Lamb aged 83

Interview with Agnes Lamb, aged 83. Agnes talks about her early life on a farm on the edge of Stranraer called Larg. Her father trained horses and the family also grew potatoes and Agnes recalled th...

Interviews of Mhairi Mitchell

Biographical interview with Mhairi (Margaret) Mitchell (b. circa 1930) whose family have had a long association with the Portpatrick lifeboat and Portpatrick Lifeboat Museum. Mhairi's father also bui...

Interviews of Margaret Clark aged 70

Biographical interview with Margaret Clark (aged 70). Margaret talks about her childhood experiences with the Miltonians, a local community group set up by her aunt and uncle (Jardine) which staged c...

Interviews of George McClymont aged 74

Biographical interview with George McClymont (b. 1931) about his early days in Portpatrick. George talks about the family home and domestic arrangements, recalling that the family of nine had running...