The Scottish History Podcast

The Scottish History Podcast

The Scottish History Podcast is a podcast dedicated to all things Scottish History by an experienced Scottish tour guide. www.scothistorypod.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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October 17, 2021 20 min

This week, we DEFINATELY finish the UNESCO World Heritgae sites of Scotland series as I forgot all about New Lanark.

So here it is!


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This week, we complete the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Scotland series with St. Kilda!


Please get in touch with me and let me know what you want to hear about next!


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September 20, 2021 19 min

This week, I am back with another Scottish UNESCO World Heritage site.

This time it is The Heart of Neolithic Orkney!!!


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September 16, 2021 1 min

Apologies I have been missing recently!

New job etc.

Don't worry, I'll be back next week!


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August 29, 2021 10 min

This week in a rather short episode (work just been getting in the way!) We continue on the series talking about Scotlands UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

This week - The Antonine Wall


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August 17, 2021 19 min

This week, we continue our UNESCO "Mini-Series" and move to just outside of Edinburgh to talk about the world famous Forth Bridge.


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August 8, 2021 15 min

This week we continue the UNESCO mini series.

This week is the focus on The New Town of Edinburgh.


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August 1, 2021 15 min

In this weeks episode, we start another little mini series talking about Scotland UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

This week we begin with The Old Town of Edinburgh.


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This week, we end the little Orkney "Mini-Series" we have been focusing on.

In this episode its time to talk about the Churchill Barriers and the world famous Italian Chapel.


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July 4, 2021 32 sec

Correction to the latest episode.


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This week, we stay on Orkney again for the story of the sinking of HMS Royal Oak at Scapa Flow on 14th October 1939.


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In episode 56, we look into the Scuttling of the German High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow on 21st June 1919 by Rear Admiral Ludwig Von Reuter.


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This week we are talking about the famous animal stories of Edinburghs history.

2 elephants, Greyfriars Bobby, Wojtek the Bear and Brigadier Sir Nils Olav III.


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This week, as Scotland is about to play in it's first International football tournament for 23 years, I tell you a little about Scotlands national team from 1998 - Present.

What players should you be looking out for is this years Euro 2020 tournament?


Also gave me an excuse to play "Flower of Scotland" twice in one episode!


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May 30, 2021 36 min

15 Scottish stereotypes and misconceptions - Debunked.

This week I decided to focus on some of the Scottish Stereotypes that people have and debunk them.


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May 9, 2021 13 min

This week we continue on from episode 31!!!

I lost my reference book and recently found it again so we can finally continue on from where we left off.

We cover from Kenneth Mac Alpin to Alexander II in this episode.

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May 2, 2021 20 min

For this weeks episode, there was a couple of requests, so I decided to fulfill these before I forget!

First up, a request from Chuck Garnes, I talk about the bagpipes and give you a little background on them.

Next up, is the national flower of Scotland, The Thistle.

And finally, a request from (possibly) the youngest fan of the podcast, 4 Year old Finn Triggs-Miller! He requested I talk about the Unicorn, and why it is Scotlands nati...

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I can't believe it has taken me so long to finally get round to doing this one!

Requested ages ago due to me mentioning it in an episode WAY back at the beginning, here is my theory and comparisons that William Wallace was the inspiration behind the stories of Robin Hood.


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April 18, 2021 17 min

This week I take you to one of my absolute favourite castles in Scotland.

Caerlaverock is a magnificent structure and is definately worth a visit if you get the chance.


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This weeks Whisky Wednesday is brought to us by Mackmyra Swedish Single Malt Whisky!

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