Alec PatersonIt was ‘just like a bull in a china shop’
Duration: 36m 30s
Recorded: 29 May 2018
About this recording
Alec Paterson talks about growing up in Wick, his first job as a message boy for Boots the chemist, his work as a painter and sign-writer, which involved working in Africa for some time. Alec’s description of his working life is peppered with amusing stories, such as the day a cow smashed the window of a shop in Bridge Street, or the practical joke which led to the Police investigating a potential art theft.
Alec is an accomplished artist and he mentions the controversy surrounding one of his award-winning paintings.
He also describes his involvement in the Territorial Army over many years.