|Biographical interview with William Drynan, aged 95, who has lived in Garlieston for 93 years. An interesting aspect of this interview is that the interviewer, Tom McCreath, a retired farmer (aged 85), has known Willie for many decades and was Willie's employer for the last 14 years of his working life. Willie went to school locally and chats about some of the teachers, including his first headmaster, Mr Girvan, who was a fine teacher but suffered from shell shock (from World War 1) and could be unpredictable sometimes. Willie explains that he left school at 14, on a Friday afternon, and started working at the local sawmill on the Monday morning. He describes some of the work the mill carried out, which included the production of railway sleepers, motorway fencing and the wedges that would be used in the shipyards at Clydebank. Willie went forward for service during World War 2 but was kept at the saw mill for secret military purposes. This transpired to be the Mulberry harbour trials and Willie talks about this work and life in the area at this time. The men then discuss farm work, which Willie moved into after the Minnigaff mill closed in 1969. The rest of the interview is of shared anecdotes from their shared working experience and reflections on how Garlieston has changed over time. There is concern about the number of holiday lets in the village but pride too in the local people who have been successful in the wider world.