21 episodes

Everyone knows the history of Scotland: the romance of the highlands with Bonnie Prince Charlie, the Northern Isles with their Pictish and Viking heritage, Dundee with Jute and Jam, Glasgow and its shipyards and Edinburgh and the New Town Enlightenment. But what of the Borders? A published historian and archivist, Mary, and her friend, Doug, explore the less well-trodden paths of Scottish history and folklore as they shine a light on some of the best kept secrets of times past and present in the Scottish Borders. Join them as they chat and natter about the chequered history of the Borders region and reveal that, despite the best efforts of Hollywood, not all of the dramatic, historical intrigue and derring-do took place in the Scottish Highlands.

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Everyone knows the history of Scotland: the romance of the highlands with Bonnie Prince Charlie, the Northern Isles with their Pictish and Viking heritage, Dundee with Jute and Jam, Glasgow and its shipyards and Edinburgh and the New Town Enlightenment. But what of the Borders? A published historian and archivist, Mary, and her friend, Doug, explore the less well-trodden paths of Scottish history and folklore as they shine a light on some of the best kept secrets of times past and present in the Scottish Borders. Join them as they chat and natter about the chequered history of the Borders region and reveal that, despite the best efforts of Hollywood, not all of the dramatic, historical intrigue and derring-do took place in the Scottish Highlands.

    Bite-sized

    Bite-sized

    A bite-sized blether before the holidays.

    • 6 min
    Mungo Park

    Mungo Park

    Mungo Park - Influential African explorer?

    • 39 min
    Gododdin

    Gododdin

    The Goddodin - a dive into the deep history of the Borders and their ancient people.

    • 36 min
    Darien (part 2)

    Darien (part 2)

    The Darien Venture: how the Scots set out to create an overland route to connect the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.

    • 33 min
    Darien (part 1)

    Darien (part 1)

    The Darien Venture: how the Scots set out to create an overland route to connect the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.

    • 32 min
    Crusades

    Crusades

    Christian knights, infidels, battles, Constantinople and an elephant - the story of the Crusades.

    • 37 min

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