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Interviews of Alex Anderson aged 84

Biographical interview with Alex Anderson (aged 84), who was born and raised in Edinburgh. Alex talks about his father and mother and their connections to Dumfries and Galloway before speaking about ...

Interviews of Andrew Hannay

Andrew Hannay talks about his family, who had been millers since at least 1695. Initially, the business started in Kirkcowan and later moved to Portpatrick, to Dinvin Mill. Andrew describes how the ...

Interviews of John Carruth aged 91

Interview with John Carruth (b. 1922) who was 91 at the time the interview was recorded. John recalls the Stranraer of his childhood and gives detailed information about shops and businesses within t...

Interviews of Hugh Aitken aged 84

Interview with Hugh Aitken (b. 1930) about his family history and life in Stranraer. Hugh talks about his family history. His father owned the family business, a jeweller's on George Street. From h...

Interviews conducted by Alison and Craig Fabian

Alison Fabian and Craig Fabian conducted 2 recordings with 1 interviewee, carried out 2018.

Interviews of Robert Mitchell aged 78

Interview with Robert Mitchell. Robert spent some time in Poole where his father was stationed during the war. When he and his mother and sister returned to Kirkcudbright they couldn't return to the...

Interviews of May Sisi aged 88

Short biographical interview with May Sisi, aged 88 and born in Newton Stewart. May speaks about her job as a booking clerk with the railways during World War 2. She could remember the rabbits going...

Interviews of John McColm aged 95

Short biographical interview with John McColm, aged 95. John talks about his early working life, with the army as an invoices clerk (he was diabetic so unable to become an active soldier). He worked...

Interviews of Alex Inman and Richard Kinghorn

Audio and video files recorded simultaneously during a discussion and walk about around Dumfries. The interview with Alex Inman and Richard Kinghorn focuses on recollections of childhood and early wo...

Interviews of Winnie Johnstone aged 66

Initial interview track (DG2/3/1/1) with Winnie Johnstone, aged 66, about her early life at Auchenlarie farm, which her father bought when she was 4 years old. As well as a dairy the farm grew corn ...