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Join us for a virtual journey across Scotland as we Imagine Alba!

The Imagine Alba Podcast: Bringing Scotland to You Imagine Alba

    • Places & Travel
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Join us for a virtual journey across Scotland as we Imagine Alba!

    A Highland Clearance: The Ballad of Arichonan Part 2

    A Highland Clearance: The Ballad of Arichonan Part 2

    In Part 2 of our podcast, A Highland Clearance: The Ballad of Arichonan, we tell how one community fought back in the story of Argyll, Scotland's notorious clearance riot. Find out more about the Highland Clearances, see images and get extras on the podcast at https://bit.ly/3pamkXJ 

    • 17 min
    A Highland Clearance: The Ballad of Arichonan

    A Highland Clearance: The Ballad of Arichonan

    We discuss one of the most notorious chapters in the history of Scotland, the Highland Clearances, through the experience of one Argyll community.

    • 19 min
    Did Scotland Invent Halloween?

    Did Scotland Invent Halloween?

    Transylvania may have Dracula and Salem may have witches, but is Scotland arguably the home of Halloween? On this episode, we explore how a Gaelic harvest festival transformed into an $8 billion dollar spooktacular holiday as we…imagine Halloween. For extras on this episode, visit https://www.imaginealba.com/podcast

    • 14 min
    A Scottish Wedding: Marriage Traditions in Scotland

    A Scottish Wedding: Marriage Traditions in Scotland

    On this episode, we celebrate Valentine’s Day with an exploration of wedding traditions in Scotland. We share the ways couples here tie the knot (literally!) and other unique Scottish customs, plus tips on planning your own Scottish wedding, from the blackening ceremony to the wardrobe to the last dance. Thanks for listening! For extras on this episode,visit http://bit.ly/2nYyl4m
     

    • 20 min
    Robert Burns Night

    Robert Burns Night

    On this episode, we explore the Scottish tradition of Burns Night with our own Ode to Rabbie. Plus we preview Glasgow's Celtic Connections, one of Europe's leading trad and roots festivals. Thanks for listening, and please visit the page for this episode on our website for more information, including recipes, poems and photos. Find extras on this episode at http://bit.ly/2qUwzGu. 

    • 17 min
    Winter Celebrations in Scotland

    Winter Celebrations in Scotland

    Welcome to the Imagine Alba Festcast! Scotland celebrates all winter long, with unique celebrations that kick off with fireworks on Bonfire Night on November 5 and culminate in Burns’ Night on January 25. On the special holiday episode of the Imagine Alba podcast, we are going to share the highlights of the festive season, so that whether you are Scottish, or just Scottish at heart, no matter where you are in the world you can enjoy the spirit of the season! Vist http://bit.ly/2pIKr65 for extras on this epiosde. 

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

west coast lassie ,

Scotland in all its glory!

Fantastic podcast, goes way beyond the tartan veneer for a look at the real Scotland. I love the original music and the host’s voice, looking forward to more Imagine Alba!

Dawuuud ,

Beautiful podcast for a Beautiful country!

A fun, quick and fascinating podcast!

I can’t wait for more - perfect for planning the next holiday!

Beaubé Dubois ,

A great introduction to Scotland

The Imagine Alba Podcast is a wonderful insight into the people, culture, history and landscape of Scotland. It’s the perfect way to get to know this small but beautiful country.

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