Scotland's History explores people, places, events, culture and folklore from the Far North and Northern Isles to the Borders. Scots have left their mark on the world and many of these notable people will be covered in these podcasts too.
Kennetpand Distillery - The World's First Commerical Distillery
Kennetpans Distillery was built in the 18th century on the banks of the River Forth between Clackmannan in Clackmannanshire and Kincardine in Fife. Some of the buildings remain but are in a ruinous condition. This is the story of the first large scale commercial distillery in the world.
The Kirriemuir Poisoning Case
In August 1890 Mary Ann Innes died at the Newton Hotel in Kirriemuir. Her husband John Webster stood trial for her murder due to arsenic poisoning but did he really do it?
Who Hanged Mark Devlin?
On Saturday 30th May 1835 Mark Devlin was hanged in Dundee. The question is who actually hanged him as the person who usually carried out these sentences was in Forfar at the time?
New Zealand's Scottish Outlaw
James Mackenzie was born in Ross-shire, Scotland, in the early 19th century, but emigrated to Australia then New Zealand. He was accused of sheep and cattle rustling but evaded capture. He was eventually he was caught along with his dog Friday. Friday made history as she is the only dog to ever stand trial in New Zealand.
Scottish Folk Tales : The Highlands Pt 1
Seven Scottish folk tales and legends from the Highlands retold. This is the first in a series of videos exploring Scottish myths, legends and folklore. The video includes The Wick Fairies, The Duncansby Seal Killer, The Ghost of Advreck, Meg, John and the Fairy, The Sailor Ghost of Oldshoremore, The Kylesku Ghost and The Lairg Kelpie.
The Mulbuie Murderer : The Last Man Hanged at Inverness
On Friday 10th April 1835 a body of a middle aged woman was found on the Black Isle in the Highlands. Her husband was accused of her murder and became the last man to be hanged in Inverness.