Dalwhinnie Voices

Dalwhinnie WC Graffiti
A walk around Dalwhinnie


These pictures show our audio interviewees. Their photographs were taken over the summer and autumn of 2010 and show both local permanent or part-time residents plus summer visitors to Dalwhinnie, as travellers have always played a big part in the life and economy of the village. Children are not identified.
Fara with parents, Wendy and Alan The story of how Fara came to be named after one of Dalwhinnie's mountains.
Bagatelle and other social clubs - Dalwhinnie in times gone by Christine Crighton looks through the archives of The Strathspey and Badenoch Herald (part 1)
Ron Mercer on the challenges facing Dalwhinnie
Iain Macdonald talks about why he loves his job as a gamekeeper
Ron Mercer Rescuing stranded motorists during winter snowstorms
Ian Cunningham Fishing holidays, Dalwhinnie hospitality, and Terry Wogan's forest
Janet Dunkin A strong case for a welcome/information centre in the village
The St Bernard Ian Dunkin introduces Arabella
Tom and Alison Sheridan Sampling the whisky at Dalwhinnie distillery
Sheena Slimon Country dancing in the Grampian Hotel and happy days at the clippings
Campbell Slimon How Dalwhinnie grew
Sheena and Campbell Slimon Campbell talks about sheep farming, droving and Robert Burns in Drumochter
Patrick Thompson Life as a factor on a Highland estate
Patrick Thompson Patrick talks about his work as manager of the Ben Alder Estate
Christine Crighton Halloween nights in the village and the special landscape of Dalwhinnie
Fiona MacDonald A memorable night at the Dalwhinnie cafe, Port in a Storm
Nichola Campbell Friendly colleagues at the distillery
Ewan Mackintosh Cycling to work at Dalwhinnie distillery along the old A9 from Newtonmore
Jamie Akel Dalwhinnie in an Eagles' song and what makes it a popular location for midgies
Ian Watt How Dalwhinnie's changed over the past 40 years
Dawn Cheyne-Miller An outdoor lifestyle for the children
Carol Jackson Walks on the Fara and why grouse depend on sheep on the hills
Dalwhinnie school pupil talks about looking after his ferrets and helping his Dad
A primary 7 pupil in Dalwhinnie describes the wildlife he sees in the area
A pupil at Dalwhinnie primary school remembers getting stuck in the snow
Moira Webster Dalwhinnie primary teacher talks about the school's links with the community
Roger Clegg A love of Munros and a memorable summit of Ben Alder
Heather and Eric Cycling and hill-walking on a return visit to Balsporran B & B
A wartime visit Dougie Abercrombie talks about General Montgomery's 4 days in Dalwhinnie in 1944
Fiona Grant Hear why so many visitors to Dalwhinnie have reason to be grateful to Fiona.
In the classroom at Dalwhinnie A conversation in Gaelic between two of the children
Dalwhinnie primary school Listen to the children sing in Gaelic
Laura Couper The joys of owning a holiday home in Dalwhinnie
Jules Akel Dalwhinnie as a home after life in the south - a lyrical and moving description
Dougie Abercrombie A bracing bath in Loch Ericht, memories of Charlie MacLaggan - and fishing! If you have other memor...
Andy Sheppard Dalwhinnie as sanctuary from a stressful life as a Head Teacher
Christine & Robert Matthew Buying a new permanent home in Dalwhinnie on impulse
Belinda MacDonald Hard work and fun on the Ben Alder Estate in the 1960s and 70s
The Bennie family The relief (!) of a nice, clean, free toilet... if you enjoy this recording, don't forget you can si...
Basil Proctor The simple pleasures of feeling at home in Dalwhinnie
John Kirkwood with Flora and Hamish Changing a tyre in a Dalwhinnie blizzard. If you've had any other hair-raising or otherwise memorab...

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