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Stories of Scotland is an award-winning Scottish history podcast. Join hosts Jenny and Annie as they unravel the rich tapestry of Scotland’s culture, nature and heritage. Prepared to climb into caves, cairns and chaos, Jenny and Annie travel around Scotland and investigate how stories of the past can help us make sense of modern life.

Stories of Scotland celebrates Scottish history through traditional storytelling, archival research, museum objects and wandering in nature. It is recorded in Inverness & hosted by Jenny, an environmental scientist & Annie, an archivist.

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Stories of Scotland is an award-winning Scottish history podcast. Join hosts Jenny and Annie as they unravel the rich tapestry of Scotland’s culture, nature and heritage. Prepared to climb into caves, cairns and chaos, Jenny and Annie travel around Scotland and investigate how stories of the past can help us make sense of modern life.

Stories of Scotland celebrates Scottish history through traditional storytelling, archival research, museum objects and wandering in nature. It is recorded in Inverness & hosted by Jenny, an environmental scientist & Annie, an archivist.

    Neeps and Tatties: Burns Night Special

    Neeps and Tatties: Burns Night Special

    Welcome to the battle betwixt tatties and turnips. Who will win? 

    Tune in to this special episode of Stories of Scotland as we celebrate Burns Night! Enjoy a night of delicious Scottish history and folklore as we explore the traditional accompaniments to haggis: turnips and potatoes. Learn all about these classic Scottish vegetables and the international journeys that they took to get to Scotland's shores. We discover the place these humble root vegetables have in Scottish culture. Plus, a couple of spooky ghost stories about haunted tattie patches.

    And can either Annie or Jenny pronounce ‘rutabaga’? No.

    You can support Stories of Scotland on Patreon! www.patreon.com/storiesofscotland

    • 44 Min.
    Beauly Wych Elm: A Fallen Giant

    Beauly Wych Elm: A Fallen Giant

    In despair over the death of the 800-year-old Beauly Wych Elm tree, Annie and Jenny learn about the history of this amazing tree. 

    Jenny sensibly explores the Valliscaulian Order and the monks who would have planted this tree. Annie puts 800 years of monarchs into rhyming couplets. 

    Jenny examines the science of Dutch Elm Disease and what it means for the future of elm in Britain. 

    You can support Stories of Scotland on Patreon! www.patreon.com/storiesofscotland

    References:

    Chisholm-Batten, E. Historical Notices and Charters of the Priory of Beauly. Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 1876

    Historic Environment Scotland, Beauly Priory Statement of Significance, 2019.

    Simpson, W. The Valliscaulian Priory of Beauly. The Antiquaries Journal, 1955.

    • 40 Min.
    Horrendous Haunted Hogmanay

    Horrendous Haunted Hogmanay

    Jenny and Annie from Stories of Scotland apologise greatly for this miserable Hogmanay episode, which commemorates New Year’s Eve with some tragic and spooky stories. 

    You have been fairly warned, so we hope you enjoy these Hogmanay hauntings!

    We learn about the mythology of the Wheebin Standing Stone in Orkney (aka the Stane o Quoybone), and a creepy, dreadful unexplained ghost in South Uist! We wish you all a beautiful and unhaunted New Year!

    You can support Stories of Scotland on Patreon! www.patreon.com/storiesofscotland
    References available at www.storiesofscotland.com

    • 32 Min.
    Trows of Yuletide: Shetland’s Festive Folklore

    Trows of Yuletide: Shetland’s Festive Folklore

    Annie and Jenny explore the Shetlandic legends of the trows, wee fairy folks who become especially active during the season of Yule.
    We explore how Shetlanders have interacted with the trow folk over the past few centuries, and question ‘are there any trows left?’ What happens when people stop believing in trows, and where do the trows go?
    Why are trows so interested in drinking and merriment over the winter season?

    ​​You can support Stories of Scotland on Patreon! www.patreon.com/storiesofscotland

    References on the episode page of www.storiesofscotland.com.
    Some of the music you heard in this episode was beautifully played by Nicky Murray and Chloe Rodgers.

    • 40 Min.
    Linlithgow Palace: Song of the Stone

    Linlithgow Palace: Song of the Stone

    Join Annie as she travels to Linlithgow Palace, the jewel of Scotland’s Early Modern crown. Annie speaks to Nicki Scott, Senior Cultural Significance Advisor at Historic Environment Scotland, who describes what Linlithgow Palace would have been like several centuries past. We learn about the monarchs who lived in this spectacular palace. From the Great Hall to the chamber where Mary Queen of Scots was born, we imagine the power of this palace when it was standing strong. 

    Next, we meet Christa Gerdwilker, who is one of the leaders for High Level Masonry project currently underway across Historic Environment Scotland sites. Christa explains the cutting-edge inspections underway to protect the precious fabrics of Linlithgow and other historic buildings managed by Historic Environment Scotland. We get a behind-the-scenes glance into masonry conservation, and the increasingly important role conservators play in protecting historic buildings from the impact of climate change. How can we listen to the stones to understand how to save these monuments? What does it take to ensure Scotland’s built heritage can withstand the coming centuries? 

    • 54 Min.
    Flow Country: Big Beautiful Bog

    Flow Country: Big Beautiful Bog

    In this episode, Annie and Jenny go squelching out into the marvelous Flow Country. This area, in the northern Highlands of Scotland, is often overlooked in favour of the mountainous west coast, but there is so much great stuff to be discovered here! The deep peat has taken thousands of years to form and the ecology of this Blanket Bog is wonderfully diverse. From hundreds of species of moss to rare dragonflies and carnivorous plants, the bog is teeming with life. The landscape is not just blanketed in bog, but also folklore, we explore a loch with healing powers, how it got them, and the mysterious yet compelling Hill ‘o Many Stanes. 

    If you’re on the North Coast 500, the Flow Country is a must-see, and this episode, a must-listen!

    You can support Stories of Scotland on Patreon! www.patreon.com/storiesofscotland

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16 Bewertungen

16 Bewertungen

Gaelic Learner 123 ,

Simply Incredible

This is the most beautifully performed, presented and hilarious Podcast I have ever heard! It showcases Scotland in its own amazing way that only Jenny and Annie could possibly achieve!

It is packed with lovely little tidbits, the dramatic history of Scotland, jokes and magnificently told mythology. This is my absolute favourite Podcast, Thank you for taking the time and research making it.

Also I think Jenny is the herring because she brings color in the podcast like the color at the bottom of the herring‘s stomach and Annie is the black pudding because as the black puddings flavour is rich as Annie provides the podcast with rich information of local old newspapers

Diana Nightwalker ,

Awesome Podcast

Its a lovely Podcast which I enjoy listening to. I can recommend it to people who love Scotland and want to learn a bit more about this wonderful country. Thank you for making this Podcast!

FanziRei ,

Just amazing

Incredible exciting. Hilariously told. Very charming storytellers and historians at the same time. Also for non-Scotts (but German) listeners highly recommended. Love it, please keep going like this.

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