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Atlantic: A Scottish Story is an 8-part musical drama inspired by the true stories of Scotland’s most remote and forgotten island - St Kilda. This exciting new podcast is written by award-winning musical theatre partnership, Noisemaker (Hi My Name is Ben, My Left/Right Foot, Oor Wullie) and produced by The Big Light - Scotland's podcast network. The series features a soaring original score and traditional Gaelic song, immersing listeners in a story about a community out on the edge of the world.


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Atlantic: A Scottish Story The Big Light / Noisemaker

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    • 4.8 • 45 Ratings

Atlantic: A Scottish Story is an 8-part musical drama inspired by the true stories of Scotland’s most remote and forgotten island - St Kilda. This exciting new podcast is written by award-winning musical theatre partnership, Noisemaker (Hi My Name is Ben, My Left/Right Foot, Oor Wullie) and produced by The Big Light - Scotland's podcast network. The series features a soaring original score and traditional Gaelic song, immersing listeners in a story about a community out on the edge of the world.


Subscribe now to be the first to hear new episodes.


www.thebiglight.com/atlantic

    Building a Nest

    Building a Nest

    1901 - Time has passed on Hirta as Evie returns to full health. John McKenzie returns to the island to herald the death of Queen Victoria. Sloane makes Evie an offer and Quinn reaches Chicago.


    1963 - Quinn arrives on Skye, edging closer to St Kilda.






    Featuring:


    Kirsty Findlay as Evie Mccormick


    Sebastian Lim-Seet and David Hayman as Quinn Whyte 


    Blythe Duff as Fiadh Mccormick


    Kate Dickie as Ms Cameron


    Richard Rankin as Sloane Sinclair


    Lawrence Smith as Arlo Mccormick


    John Macauley as John McKenzie


    Caroline Lyell as Grace Collins 


    Ainsley Hamill as the Voice of Hirta 






    Live musicians:


    Sally Simpson, Matthew Howells, Marissa Waite and John Kielty






    Atlantic: A Scottish Story was written and created by Scott Gilmour & Claire McKenzie.


    Produced by Noisemaker and The Big Light. For more information about the cast, band and creative team, go to: www.thebiglight.com/atlantic

    • 35 min
    Picking Up The Thread

    Picking Up The Thread

    1899 - Quinn finally crosses the Atlantic and finds himself in the company of some unlikely companions. Fiadh and Evie begin to process Arlo’s accident. Ms Cameron prepares Hirta for the arrival of a new inhabitant.


    1963 - Quinn’s crossing to Harris continues.






    Featuring:


    Kirsty Findlay as Evie Mccormick


    Sebastian Lim-Seet and David Hayman as Quinn Whyte


    Blythe Duff as Fiadh Mccormick


    Kate Dickie as Ms Cameron


    Richard Rankin As Sloane Sinclair


    Lawrence Smith as Arlo Mccormick


    Adam Kaplan as Frank Spinney


    Tyler Collins as Charlie Boyd


    Katie Lundie as Gitta Douglas


    Additional voices by Melanie Bell


    Ainsley Hamill as The Voice Of Hirta


    Live Musicians:


    Sally Simpson, Matthew Howells, Marissa Waite and John Kielty






    Atlantic: A Scottish Story was written and created by Scott Gilmour & Claire McKenzie.


    Produced by Noisemaker and The Big Light. For more information about the cast, band and creative team, go to: www.thebiglight.com/atlantic

    • 29 min
    Tethered

    Tethered

    1898 - Ms Cameron oversees the construction of new cottages on the island. Fiadh distances herself. Arlo grapples with his lack of responsibility on Hirta. And Evie receives a letter.


    1963 - Old Quinn reaches Skye.






    Featuring:


    Kirsty Findlay as Evie Mccormick


    Sebastian Lim-Seet and David Hayman as Quinn Whyte


    Blythe Duff as Fiadh Mccormick


    Kate Dickie as Ms Cameron


    John Kielty as Carey Whyte


    Lawrence Smith as Arlo Mccormick


    Brian James O’Sullivan as Archie Thomson


    Ainsley Hamill as The Voice Of Hirta






    Live Musicians:


    Sally Simpson, Matthew Howells, Marissa Waite and John Kielty


    Atlantic: A Scottish Story was written and created by Scott Gilmour & Claire McKenzie.






    Atlantic: A Scottish Story was written and created by Scott Gilmour & Claire McKenzie.


    Produced by Noisemaker and The Big Light. For more information about the cast, band and creative team, go to: www.thebiglight.com/atlantic

    • 28 min
    The January Man

    The January Man

    1897 - The end of the year approaches as the island prepares for Hogmanay celebrations and the arrival of John McKenzie, 'The January Man'. Fiadh questions Ms Cameron’s plans for Hirta and Quinn has a decision to make.


    1963 - Boarding a ferry to Skye, Quinn continues his journey home.






    Featuring:


    Kirsty Findlay as Evie Mccormick


    Sebastian Lim-Seet and David Hayman as Quinn Whyte


    Blythe Duff as Fiadh Mccormick


    Kate Dickie as Ms Cameron


    John Kielty as Carey Whyte


    Lawrence Smith as Arlo Mccormick


    John Macaulay as John McKenzie


    Blair Anderson as Thomas Crawford


    Eleanor Gilmour as Ferry Operator


    Ainsley Hamill as The Voice Of Hirta






    Live Musicians:


    Sally Simpson, Matthew Howells, Marissa Waite and John Kielty






    Atlantic: A Scottish Story was written and created by Scott Gilmour & Claire McKenzie.


    Produced by Noisemaker and The Big Light. For more information about the cast, band and creative team, go to: www.thebiglight.com/atlantic

    • 33 min
    A New Arrival

    A New Arrival

    1963 - An islander makes his way home after a lifetime across the sea.


    1897 - Evie and Quinn prepare for the arrival of a new schoolmistress on Hirta and find a feathered friend in the process. Ms Cameron makes her presence felt in parliament. Carey braces the island for change. Quinn considers his and Evie’s place on Hirta.






    Featuring:


    Kirsty Findlay as Evie Mccormick


    Sebastian Lim-Seet and David Hayman as Quinn Whyte


    Blythe Duff as Fiadh Mccormick


    Kate Dickie as Ms Cameron


    John Kielty as Carey Whyte


    Lawrence Smith as Arlo Mccormick


    Ainsley Hamill as The Voice Of Hirta






    Live Musicians:


    Sally Simpson, Matthew Howells, Marissa Waite and John Kielty






    Atlantic: A Scottish Story was written and created by Scott Gilmour & Claire McKenzie.


    Produced by Noisemaker and The Big Light. For more information about the cast, band and creative team, go to: www.thebiglight.com/atlantic

    • 35 min
    COMING SOON - Atlantic: A Scottish Story

    COMING SOON - Atlantic: A Scottish Story

    St Kilda now lies deserted, but it was once home to one of the hardiest and most remarkable communities anywhere in the world. For hundreds of years, islanders endured extraordinary conditions and built a unique society. That was until the 29th August 1930, when the entire island boarded a ship and left. Forever.


    This series tells that story, through the eyes of two young islanders and the paths they both choose. It's a story about home, heritage and belonging, all stretched across the shores of the Atlantic.


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    For more information about Atlantic: A Scottish Story, visit: www.thebiglight.com/atlantic

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Lofarq ,

Lovely show. Questionable accents.

It’s a really lovely show. However the questionable accents almost had me turning off at points, it’s a pet peeve. A lot of them diddnt feel authentic. The January man, his was annoying. But still worth listening too.

BethyB1998 ,

Captivating story and brilliant music

This series beautifully captures the nostalgia, the intrigue and the complexity of life on a truly remote island. For me, the music takes centre stage in this excellent drama

shaphid ,

Atlantic a Scottish story

The music is beautiful and haunting at times and it’s a unique story that I don’t know about
It’s a great idea to have a musical podcast where the story and the music work so well together

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