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The History Scotland - Hidden Histories podcast sheds light on hidden historical gems around the country. Join Neil McLennan as he explores lesser-known visitor attractions across Scotland. Find out more about History Scotland magazine at www.history-scotland.com

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    • 3.7, 19 Ratings

The History Scotland - Hidden Histories podcast sheds light on hidden historical gems around the country. Join Neil McLennan as he explores lesser-known visitor attractions across Scotland. Find out more about History Scotland magazine at www.history-scotland.com

    Illicit whisky distilling and smuggling… stories from The Cabrach Trust

    Illicit whisky distilling and smuggling… stories from The Cabrach Trust

    Neil travels to Cabrach, described as 'a remote, sparsely populated upland area between the Cairngorms and the Moray Firth in the old county of Banffshire' which was once a 'thriving hub of an illicit whisky industry', and discovers more about the regeneration project to develop a working historical distillery and heritage centre and hears incredible stories of illicit whisky distilling and smuggling. www.historyscotland.com

    • 27 min
    The history of Tannochbrae Guest House, Dufftown

    The history of Tannochbrae Guest House, Dufftown

    In Dufftown there lies a hidden history gem in local guest house, Tannochbrae. Discover more about the guest house in the latest episode of the History Scotland podcast.Tannochbrae is a place perhaps best associated with the fictional village introduced to us through A.J. Cronin’s short stories, Dr Finlay’s casebook. It was described as “a snug little village on the lochside”. Dufftown’s own Tannochbrae can be considered equally snug, welcoming and hospitable. Tannochbrae Guest House in Dufftown also has a medical theme to it, as Neil found out when he met with owners James and Louise. Whilst staying at Tannochbrae Neil asked James about the history of his Victorian villa guesthouse which retains many of the charms of the era. 

    • 12 min
    100 years on… A Scottish angle on the Treaty of Versailles

    100 years on… A Scottish angle on the Treaty of Versailles

    In this special podcast episode to mark the centenary of the Treaty of Versailles, Neil travels to the Palace of Versailles, just outside Paris, and reflects on the Scottish connections with this famous peace treaty, which finally brought an end to the hostilities that had shaken Europe in the previous years.

    • 6 min
    Portlethen, Muchals, Newtonhill And Findon

    Portlethen, Muchals, Newtonhill And Findon

    Neil visits Portlethen Library, just south of Aberdeen, and chats to Fred Stewart who boasts a wealth of knowledge about the local area.

    • 40 min
    Episode 40 - Auldearn Battlefield and Eilean Donan

    Episode 40 - Auldearn Battlefield and Eilean Donan

    In the 40th episode, Neil visits Auldearn Battlefield, the beautiful Eilean Donan castle and attends the McLennan clan gathering in Inverness.

    • 19 min
    Episode 39 - Dundee - University of Dundee Museum

    Episode 39 - Dundee - University of Dundee Museum

    We speak to Matthew Jarron, Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee, and explore some of the hidden gems in the museum collections.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Han9! ,

👍🏻

Informative and enjoyable- thanks!

Pancakeday ,

Great podcast for fans of Scotland

A nice podcast, taking a tour of Scottish locations and looking at the history.

Yerton31 ,

Terrible

This is dull, can we not do better? The presenters are uninspiring, and unless you come from Stonehaven and have a good knowledge of the area, this will be largely meaningless. Dearie, dearie me.

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