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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

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

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

    Scottish Curling

    Scottish Curling

    Curling is one of Scotland's national sports, but was it invented here, and how do you play? As we cheer on the Scottish led Curling Team GB compete at the 2022 Olympics in Bejing, we "hurry hard" and imagine...the very Scottish past time of curling. Find extras on this episode at https://buff.ly/3AUQvt6

    • 12 min
    Kilmartin Glen

    Kilmartin Glen

    Kilmartin Glen in Argyll is ground zero for one of Britain's most important archaeological landscapes. Join us as we explore 5,000 years of Scottish history. 

    • 16 min
    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

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.