By: Neil King (offline) Saturday, 14 November 2009 (Read 6670 times)
Hello - I'm Neil King originally from Edinburgh but now retired and living on the island of Flores in the Azores. Been to Islay three times, I think - Once in 1975 when I was only 11 and twice in 1994/95 when we were living in Glasgow and came for a couple of long weekends. Hired a car over to Jura on one of these occasions. Also used to do a lot of sailing in the 70s and 80s and remember being alongside the pier at Craighouse once.
I retain a very deep passion for the western seaboard of Scotland and all that happens there in all its plus points and faults. It's very interesting to compare my island out here in the Azores with the Hebrides - it's like Scotland about 25 years ago.
The Maggie is one of Ealing studios lesser known comedies. A wily old skipper of a Western Isles 'Puffer' and his motley crew lead all who come into contact with them a fine old time! Many scenes on Islay!