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All these wonderful stories have been recorded by the staff of The Living Memory Association, which is now based at The Wee Museum of Memory in Ocean Terminal, Leith, beside the Royal Yacht Britannia.  If you have a tale to tell, please pop in to share it with us or get in touch please on and we can capture your story remotely from wherever you are in the world.

Mar 30, 2021

Born in Orkney on 30th March 1961 Merv spent his childhood on Sanday, a small outer island. We hear tales of his childhood, schooldays and his many jobs as a boy, including fishing for lobster, crab, white fish and spoots!  There's the culture shock of moving to Edinburgh to study as a vet and then running a vet...

Mar 11, 2021

Neta Percy(80) and Bill Garden (86) are regular visitors to The Wee Museum of Memory and this chat with them was recorded in 2019. We hear about the Coop at Northfield, the shops at Meadowbank, including the Italian ice cream shop and shopping in Marchmont. We move on to knitting and a hated Fairisle hat that just...