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Interviews conducted by Caroline Milligan and Mark Mulhern

Mark Mulhern and Caroline Milligan conducted a total of 13 recordings with 6 interviewees, carried out between 2015 and 2116.

Interviews of Joan Mitchell aged 69

Interview with Joan Mitchell whose family took over Begbie farm in 1945 and which she has now farmed since 1972. Joan talks about change and also continuity in farm practice during this time frame an...

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 Bill McCaig

In this biographical interview with Bill McCaig (b. early 20th century), he reflects on a lifetime in farming. Bill's father had Challoch farm at a time when most of the work was done by horses and t...

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 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 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 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...

Interviews of Jim Wallace

Interview with Jim Wallace (b. 1929) who was born into a farming family at Mull Farm, Kirkcowan. The family then moved to West Ringuinea on the Ardwell estate and Jim started farming there after he l...

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...