One of the most welcome improvements that the internet has brought to Mull’s island life, and which I deeply appreciate, is the ability to now be able to access the BBC’s vast output of both TV and radio via catch-up services like iPlayer or, for radio, by subscribing to many podcast versions of popular programmes which are nigh-on impossible to tune in to if you’re in the wrong place on the Isle of Mull.
That said, quite a lot of places on Mull fall into that category. So I was relieved to discover that ‘On your Farm’, which interviews Mull salmon farmer Geoff Kidd from Loch Spelvie in this week’s show, was also available on the iPlayer. Sadly though, it seems to be one of the few programmes which doesn’t get the podcast treatment after broadcast, so to listen you need to be sitting at your PC. Still, at 22 minutes in length it’s hardly a hardship.
Not a regular listener to this show, I was surprised to discover that On Your Farm now seems to be quite hip. It’s presented by ex Blur band member Alex James no less. I suspect that’s because Alex now dabbles in farming himself and makes cheese on his Oxfordshire farm. So perhaps he took the opportunity to pop up to Mull’s own big cheeses. If you haven’t tasted Isle of Mull Cheese you’re missing one of the country’s best.
Beach House Self Catering, Isle of Mull