Celebrity in visit to museum

Trustee Jill Chandler with Janet Street Porter.
Trustee Jill Chandler with Janet Street Porter.

Janet Street Porter visited the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses last week, on a mission to interview one of its trustees regarding Scottish independence.

Filmed for a documentary which will air later this year, Museum trustee Jill Chandler will feature in the film.

“I was contacted by a researcher who explained what the programme would be about, and would I be interested in being interviewed by Janet Street Porter,” she explained.

Mrs Chandler, who moved to the area from England more than a decade ago, has since become a recognisable face to many locals. An artist, as well having run a bed and breakfast, she can be regularly seen at the museum lending a helping hand.

She continued: “As an incomer, I didn’t really feel comfortable talking about independence, but I’ve lived here for 12 years.

“I was asked how I would vote, and how I’d come to live here.”

Mrs Chandler explained that she had been chosen for the documentary, in part, due to her blog, which documents her time in the North-east.

It can be read at: www.goo.gl/pq1h29.

On her time spent with Janet Street Sporter, Mrs Chandler added: “What you see if what you get, she’s lovely.”