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Scottish history and culture with a mix of traditional and modern Scottish music. Take a virtual trip to Scotland on every episode!

Simply Scottish Andrew McDiarmid

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.4, 11 Ratings

Scottish history and culture with a mix of traditional and modern Scottish music. Take a virtual trip to Scotland on every episode!

    Peace in the Pandemic: Scottish Music, Poetry, and Wisdom to Encourage and Inspire

    Peace in the Pandemic: Scottish Music, Poetry, and Wisdom to Encourage and Inspire

    On this episode of Simply Scottish, get a dose of encouragement and inspiration to help you navigate the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. Find out what advice yer Scottish granny would give you with our selection of pithy quotes and sayings. You'll also hear some inspiring lines of poetry and enjoy stirring new music from Jenna Reid, Ross Ainslie, and Chris Amer along with a classic song from The Proclaimers!

    • 29 min
    Tea and a Blether: Melrose Abbey and Edinburgh Castle

    Tea and a Blether: Melrose Abbey and Edinburgh Castle

    Join us for a hot cup of tea, a biscuit, and some good conversation! On this episode of Simply Scottish, host Andrew and his wife Amy recall their amazing homecoming trip to Scotland, including highlights of Melrose Abbey and Edinburgh Castle. Along the way, they share some great new Scottish music with you, with songs from the Tom Orr Band, Kim Carney, and newcomer Hannah Rarity. Pull up a chair and enjoy!

    • 32 min
    Dunfermline: Scotland's Historic Capital (Wee Yin #4)

    Dunfermline: Scotland's Historic Capital (Wee Yin #4)

    Wee Yins are shorter episodes of Simply Scottish you can enjoy anywhere and anytime! Learn more about the ancient royal burgh of Dunfermline as well as the city's enduring connection with Scotland's famous king Robert the Bruce. Enjoy music from Gillebride MacMillan and CARA too!

    • 15 min
    The Legacy of Carnegie's Libraries

    The Legacy of Carnegie's Libraries

    On this episode of Simply Scottish, we profile Scotland's Carnegie libraries a century later. Are these gifts from steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie still a valuable community resource or have they fallen victim to modernity and the digital age? Hear from historian Kenneth Breisch and enjoy new music from James Lindsay, Claire Gullan, Eabhal, and Kim Richards!

    • 35 min
    Six Degrees of Scotland, pt. 3: Famous Scottish Americans (Dickson, Garland, Irving)

    Six Degrees of Scotland, pt. 3: Famous Scottish Americans (Dickson, Garland, Irving)

    On this episode of Simply Scottish, we continue exploring Scotland's global reach with three more profiles of Scottish Americans. We'll look at inventor William Kennedy Dickson, actress and singer Judy Garland, and author Washington Irving. Plus, great music from Cruinn, Calum Stewart, Iona Fyfe, and others!

    • 27 min
    Six Degrees of Scotland, pt. 2: Famous Scottish Americans (Witherspoon, Reagan, Cash)

    Six Degrees of Scotland, pt. 2: Famous Scottish Americans (Witherspoon, Reagan, Cash)

    On this episode of Simply Scottish, we continue testing Scotland's global reach in our Six Degrees of Scotland series. Here, we profile famous Scottish Americans, including actress Reece Witherspoon, president Ronald Reagan, and singer Johnny Cash. Also, enjoy great new music from Mike Vass, Siar, Eddi Reader, and Sarah Hayes!

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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Love it

It’s very hard to find radio music that is as good as these podcasts

Haid4 ,

Amazing

I really enjoy this podcast. I'm from Scotland but I've really learnt so much about Scotland history. I really love the music choices. It's the only podcast I find myself listening to 2 or 3 times because it's so good. Plus I really love Andrews accent. Thank you so much for a brilliant podcast.

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