Preserving and releasing memories

…and there is further joy for the other wee boy in the photo, as well as becoming an uncle Uilleam has won a competition to have his own strap line added to a bottle of Islay whisky. “To the cauldron add burnt twigs, peat, antiseptic, moss result MAGIC.”

Like so many of his island ancestors exiled around the globe, and though living by the salt mudflats of the Thames estuary, he is instantly transported back to the peatlands of his youth by the uncorking of a bottle of Laphroaig to “wet the baby’s head”.

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