Yeah. I don’t think the writing started as early as collecting artifacts. I think the writing was probably more ’69, ’70. He took very ill and he had to give up work with the Harris Tweed industry. He had to give up that work and I think that’s mostly when the writing started, in earnest, although the interest had been there and he had taken notes but that’s when we started remembering ... I remember him being ill for a year, at least a year I’m sure. I do remember him being very, very ill but then I remember as he recovered he was sitting at the desk and he was starting to write all the time. Cos he wasn’t as physically able as he used to be so that would’ve been about 1970-ish, ’71.

  • Elizabeth McGowan
Thursday 3rd June 2010