Angus Adamson is an Arranach. He was born and brought-up on Arran. We recorded a conversation the last week I lived there and it was a delight to hear the story of his connection to the island, its people and how he’s served the community in one way or another all his working days. Angus has been a mechanic, a fire-fighter and a Church of Scotland Minister. There are only two characters in this story. You’ll hear only two voices – Angus and the island of Arran. Angus and I spoke in his front room, but the island speaks through the sounds of wild-track I’ve recorded in the environment over the years. 


Torylinn Creamery of fond memory.
The Torylinn Creamery at Kilmory made outstanding Dunlop cheese from milk produced by Arran dairy cows until owners First Milk pulled the plug in 2019.

Listen to what Angus thought of the decision.

Arran speaks through sounds recorded around the island.

The view towards Glen Rosa from the north road from Brodick not far from Home Farm.
Arran speaks in this episode through sounds recorded exclusively in “the wild” around Arran.

“Open Those Bright Eyes” by Kevin MacLeod (
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