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This is Scotland: a podcast about Scottish history and the places we made it.

Scotland - A Scottish History Podcast Be Quiet Media

    • History
    • 4.9 • 55 Ratings

This is Scotland: a podcast about Scottish history and the places we made it.

    Introducing... Weight of Sand

    Introducing... Weight of Sand

    Annie takes her first trip back to Auldearn Tolbooth in 1662 to meet Isobel Gowdie, one of the most well-known women accused of witchcraft in the Scottish Witch Hunts. Her testimonies of witchcraft have influenced folklore for centuries. But, does Isobel herself believe in witchcraft?

    From the makers of Stories of Scotland and funded by Northword, Weight of Sand is available at carryingstream.com or wherever good Podcasts are found.

    • 19 min
    Stories From A Railway Station

    Stories From A Railway Station

    Three stories from St. Enoch Railway Station in Glasgow. From a horrible crash to spies in the Second World War, this is one of Scotland's most interesting stations. And it's in Gregory's Girl... kind of!

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    CREDITS: Written, narrated & produced by Michael Park. Additional voices by David Allan & Ashleigh Wilson. Music by Mitch Bain. 

    • 14 min
    Death Ray

    Death Ray

    It is 1935. The Nazis have a death ray, and all the British have is some guy from Brechin with a little thing called RADAR.

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    CREDITS: Written, narrated & produced by Michael Park. Additional voices by David Allan & Stevie Whiteford. Music by Mitch Bain. Death ray sound effect by Beetlemuse on Freesound.

    • 12 min
    Land’s End To John O’Groats

    Land’s End To John O’Groats

    It is 1903 and the men of the Motorcar Syndicate of Paisley have just made a pretty major mistake... thankfully there's a young Orkney woman on hand to bail them out.

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    CREDITS: Written, narrated & produced by Michael Park. Additional voices by David Allan. Music by Mitch Bain. 

    • 7 min
    Until Proven Innocent

    Until Proven Innocent

    It is 1909 and Oscar Slater has just been sentenced to death for the brutal murder of Marion Gilchrist. This isn't just a simple tale of Scottish true crime though...

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    CREDITS: Written, narrated & produced by Michael Park. Additional voices by Mitch Bain & David Allan. Music by Mitch Bain. 

    SUPPORTERS: Fiona Brotherwood, Antony Harrison, Cian O'Brien, Erica Peaslee, Leanne Milne, Neal Morrison & Sheila Bain

    • 17 min
    Robert Burns’ Brain

    Robert Burns’ Brain

    It is 1834. Can you learn how the human mind works by massaging the decomposing skull of Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns? The Dumfries Burns Club certainly seem to think so...


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    CREDITS: Written, narrated & produced by Michael Park. Additional voices by Mitch Bain, Siobhan Buchanan & David Allan. Music by Mitch Bain. 

    SUPPORTERS: Fiona Brotherwood, Antony Harrison, Cian O'Brien, Erica Peaslee, Leanne Milne, Neal Morrison & Sheila Bain

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

brizo247 ,

History, Drama, Humour

I love this podcast, it’s a great mix of well researched content with a touch of drama from Michael Park who does a fabulous job of taking you back in time with some added tongue in cheek humour. The only problem I have is I’ve ram out of episodes!

Fly Cup ,

Small but perfectly formed

These podcasts are well researched, very professionally produced and, more importantly, really enjoyable. There’s lots of history podcasts out there but few manage to make their subject interesting, relevant and scattered with genuine chuckles. If Scotland is your thing, even a bit, suggest you get this in your ears.

zhw_w ,

Fantastic podcast!

Found this podcast on a bus journey from Edinburgh to Inverness on holiday on youtube and I have become instantly obsessed! So well delivered and immersive, very informative and interesting! Love, love, love. Will be recommending it to any history, or general, nerds.

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