76 episodes

Wild for Scotland is an immersive travel podcast with stories from Scotland. Hosted by award-winning travel blogger Kathi Kamleitner (WatchMeSee.com), it's a show for Scotland-lovers around the world. The show enables you to lean back and travel to Scotland. It allows you to connect with the country through stories, indulge in a little bit of escapism, dream up future trips and learn something new. Episodes feature immersive travel stories, practical travel tips, and conversations with locals who are passionate about sharing Scotland with the world.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 42 Ratings

Wild for Scotland is an immersive travel podcast with stories from Scotland. Hosted by award-winning travel blogger Kathi Kamleitner (WatchMeSee.com), it's a show for Scotland-lovers around the world. The show enables you to lean back and travel to Scotland. It allows you to connect with the country through stories, indulge in a little bit of escapism, dream up future trips and learn something new. Episodes feature immersive travel stories, practical travel tips, and conversations with locals who are passionate about sharing Scotland with the world.

    Revisiting Hiking the Hebridean Way (+ Barra Travel Tips)

    Revisiting Hiking the Hebridean Way (+ Barra Travel Tips)

    Last month I visited the Isles of Barra and Vatersay - two islands in the Outer Hebrides that I hadn't returned to since solo hiking the Hebridean Way in 2018.My trip inspired me to revisit one of the first stories I shared with you on Wild for Scotland. It's called 'Out of Nowhere'. But there is another reason why I decided to give this story an encore... you'll have to listen to find out!After the story, we're sharing an updated tips section with my top tips for a trip to Barra and Vatersay...

    • 28 min
    A Confidence Game - Gaining Confidence in the Hills with Glenmore Lodge

    A Confidence Game - Gaining Confidence in the Hills with Glenmore Lodge

    'A Confidence Game' is a story about feeling safe and confident in the Scottish mountains. I'm taking you with me on the 2-day Hill & Mountain Skills course at Glenmore Lodge to learn about navigation techniques, what kit to pack, how to plan a route off-trail and how to keep ourselves safe in the hills.After the story, I walk you through my detailed hiking tips for Scotland. We'll talk about what to wear and what to pack, where to find suitable routes, the role of mountain rescue and mor...

    • 35 min
    Revisiting Whisky Trip to Islay (+ Tips for Fèis Ìle)

    Revisiting Whisky Trip to Islay (+ Tips for Fèis Ìle)

    With the Islay Festival (Fèis Ìle) just around the corner, let's revisit another classic Wild for Scotland episode. 'An Acquired Taste' traces my journey to become a whisky drinker in Scotland and tells the story of my first visit to the Isle of Islay.Famous for its heavily peated whiskies, Islay is home to nine working distilleries - with more underway! Every year at the end of May and early June the island hosts the Islay Festival, or Fèis Ìle in Gaelic. And as you can imagine, whisky plays...

    • 27 min
    Revisiting Stargazing on the Isle of Coll (+ Stargazing Tips)

    Revisiting Stargazing on the Isle of Coll (+ Stargazing Tips)

    It's International Dark Sky Week! ✨ 🔭 🪐To celebrate we're revisiting an episode about one of my favourite islands on the Scottish west coast. 'Day and Night' is a story about my first trip to the Isle of Coll. It lasted only 24 hours, giving me a taste of everything Coll has to offer by day and by night. Rugged coastlines, wild waters, beautiful beaches, fascinating history, welcoming locals and of course, dark skies. Coll is a Dark Sky Community, which means the night skies are unspoilt by l...

    • 28 min
    Like an Open Book - An Archaeology Tour in the Scottish Borders

    Like an Open Book - An Archaeology Tour in the Scottish Borders

    'Like an Open Book' is a story about an archaeology tour to the Scottish Borders with HARP Archaeology. Your guides are professional archaeologists Michelle Gamble and Ian Hill, joined by a group of experts in Roman history, medieval battles, family research and more. We travel to Kelso and Melrose, uncover the secrets of Roxburgh and Hume Castle, walk in the footsteps of medieval mercenaries and dig for Roman treasures.Book your spot on HARP Archaeology's Romans, Reivers and the Rough Wooing...

    • 39 min
    An Ode to Rain - A Social Club Preview

    An Ode to Rain - A Social Club Preview

    How do you deal with the constant rain in Scotland? 🌧️ ☔️In today's episode, I'm sharing with you a bonus story that I shared with our Patreon community, the Wild for Scotland Social Club, last November.'An Ode to Rain' is a playful response to one of the most asked questions I get from visitors - how do I deal with the constant rain in Scotland?As a member of our Patreon community, you can expect bonus episodes like this one every month (included for Merry Dancer or Unicorn levels). I also h...

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Connie England ,

Exceptional podcast on Scotland

Kathi is a poet at heart and her descriptions of Scottish Nature are remarkable and can transport you to her side.
All the activities that she goes through put you in contact with her personal story, history, wildlife, geography and geology.
I started probably in season 3 so I’ve gone back to start from the beginning, and you notice the podcasts growth and development as the seasons progress.
Worth your time and you can contribute to her freelancing in a couple of different ways, as per the links at the end of each episode.
She also has a website: watchmesee.com

Dandymonkey ,

The podcast I was looking for…

Kathi has a beautiful way of describing Scottish locales with depth and storytelling. Her voice adds a calming and intimately introspective element to each episode. The audio is well-mixed, clean, and clear. Most of all, she provides itineraries and guides on the podcast website for each episode. They are meticulously built. I've found them invaluable.

Maine trumpet guy ,

Outstanding!

Having been to Scotland many times from the States, I have had the opportunity to see various regions of this gem of a country. But this podcast has given me many reasons to keep going back and great ideas for when I get there. Very evocative, well-written and researched. I’ve made this podcast one of my favorites.

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