Archie The Clockmaker


20121231Archie McQuater is one of the finest clockmakers in Scotland, a time served craftsman who has dedicated almost seventy years to the manufacture, refinement and repair of timepieces in Edinburgh. Having lived a life traced to the measurement of time, we'll hear his thoughts, memories and impressions of the last seven decades. He'll tell us about his childhood, his working life and his love of all things mechanical, we'll hear his thoughts on the passing of time and his hopes for the New Year. He's 84, he still goes out to work, he has a girlfriend and he dots about town on a motorized scooter. How does he do it? Listen to find out.