Under The Tartan Sky

Under The Tartan Sky

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The All Things Scottish Audio Podcast
Northwest: A Photographic journey Into the Scottish Highlands
Aug 26 • 38 min
interview with award winning British landscape photographer Alex Nail about his upcoming photo book, Northwest.
Dancing Through Fire: A Literary Journey
Jul 20 • 57 min
A visit with Scottish writer and now self-published author Catherine Alexandra about her debut novel, the writing lifestyle, self-publishing, and lessons learned along the way.
Scottish Gins: Juniper with a Twist!
Jul 4 • 40 min
An interview with Alison Higgins, Brand Ambassador for the Scottish Gin Society about the ongoing revival of craft gin distilling across Scotland.
Scottish Sea Glass, Creating Art from Mermaid’s Tears
May 20 • 56 min
Scottish Sea Glass jeweller Gaynor Hebden-Smith shares how she turned a childhood fascination into a creative career.
#052 A Case of Identity: The Sherlock Holmes Tartan
Apr 23 • 30 min
An interview with the designer of the new Sherlock Holmes Tartan, great-great step-grandaugher of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Tania Henzell
#051 Small Ship Cruising on Scotland’s Majestic Line
Apr 2 • 46 min
A visit with Marie McGhee, Marketing Director of The Majestic Line, Scotland’s award winning first “mini” cruise line operator.
#050 Photographing Scotland - The Guidebook
Feb 14 • 61 min
An interview with award-winning Glasgow photographer Dougie Cunningham about his new extensively detailed guidebook for fotoVUE.
#049 GlenWyvis - Scotland’s First Community Owned Distillery
Jan 24 • 39 min
Dingwall resident John McKenzie, founder and now Managing Director of GlenWyvis Distillery discusses the crowdfunding that built the project, its emphasis on green renewable energy, and long term plans to benefit its community and region in Scotland.
#048 Composed: The Debut Solo Album of Piper Dougie McCance
Dec 30, 2017 • 63 min
Dougie McCance, piper with the Red Hot Chilli Pipers discussed his musical influences, life as a Chilli Piper, and reviews tracks from his new solo album.
#047 dotScot - The Online Community for Scots and the Scottish Diaspora
Dec 14, 2017 • 52 min
My guest Gavin McCutcheon, Director of dtScot Registry and I explore the origins, success, and future of dotScot domains.
#046 Thistly Cross: Scotland’s Original Artisan Cider
Nov 5, 2017 • 46 min
A profile of Scotland’s first artisan cider, multi award winning Thistly Cross, with its head cider maker, Peter Stuart.
#045 Paula Must Try Harder: Adventure Over Anxiety
Aug 26, 2017 • 52 min
After allowing social anxiety and other mental health disorders to rule her life for 30 years, Paul McGuire sees adventure as a key to gaining back her life.
#044 An Insider’s Guide to the Highland Military Tattoo
Aug 9, 2017 • 34 min
An interview with Highland Military Tattoo Director Major General Seymour Monro
#043 Historic Inns Tour of the Scottish Highlands
Jul 23, 2017 • 59 min
This episode offers a tour route easily followed through the Scottish Highlands using the locations of four historic inns as anchor points to see many attractions along the way.
#042 Female Innkeepers and the Start of the Hospitality Industry, Scottish Highlands and Islands 1790-1840
Jun 14, 2017 • 1 min
Assistant Professor Theresa Mackay discusses her award winning research into female innkeepers in the Scottish Highlands and Islands 1790-1840
#041 Prickly Thistle: Your Story Woven Into the Fabric of Scotland
May 21, 2017 • 57 min
A profile of Clare Campbell, a bespoke tartan designer from the Scottish Highlands.
#040 Touring Scotland by Bicycle
May 7, 2017 • 55 min
A chat with Colin Baird, The cycling Scot, about touring Scotland by bicycle.
#039 Scottish Castles: The Hunt for History
Apr 19, 2017 • 72 min
David Weinczok is a freelance heritage professional in Scotland who is fascinated with Scottish castles and their history. On social media he is known as TheCastleHunter.
#038 The Tartan Witch: A Children’s Tale in Two Languages
Apr 3, 2017 • 48 min
The Tartan Witch is a children’s book written those under 7. It is written in both Scots and English as a language teaching tool.
#037 2017: Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage, and Archaeology
Mar 13, 2017 • 66 min
Dr. Mairi McFadyen of the Scottish Storytelling Center and Jeff Sanders of DigIt2017 discuss the differences in history and heritage, how archaeology applies to both and events around Scotland’s theme of tourism for 2017.
#036 Between Daylight and Hell: Scots Who Stained American History
Mar 2, 2017 • 61 min
Scottish journalist and author Iain Lundy profiles a rogues gallery of Scots who immigrated to America and left a dark shadow on our history.
#035 Jed Marum: American Celtic Balladeer
Feb 13, 2017 • 68 min
Jed Marum, an accomplished Folk/American and Celtic singer, songwriter, performer talks about the huge influence of Celtic music across American music genres.
#034 Loch Ness Water: Genuine Drinkable Water
Jan 30, 2017 • 30 min
Loch Ness Water is the first drinkable bottled water sourced from the world famous Loch Ness in Scotland.
#033 The North Coast 500
Nov 8, 2016 • 48 min
A virtual road trip on Scotland’s North Coast 500, a new tourist initiative for the North Highlands.
#032 Dougie MacLean: Songs of Scotland II
Sep 9, 2016 • 44 min
Scottish singer / songwriter Dougie MacLean discusses Scotland’s influence on his music, his annual music festival, his video streaming service that keeps him in touch with fans worldwide and his musical legacy.
#031 Dougie MacLean: Songs of Scotland Pt. I
Aug 14, 2016 • 55 min
A conversation with Scottish singer/songwriter Dougie MacLean about his life, music, and legacy.
# 030 Sail Scotland: A Maritime Holiday
Aug 1, 2016 • 39 min
A chat with the Chief Executive of Sail Scotland about maritime tourism in Scotland
#029 Photographing Scotland’s Night Sky
Jul 4, 2016 • 46 min
Scottish astrophotographer Stuart McIntyre shares his inspirations and experiences in capturing images of Scotland’s night sky.
#028 Aberdeenshire: Scotland’s Undiscovered Country
Jun 12, 2016 • 55 min
An interview with an Aberdeenshire tourism professional about all the region has to offer visitors to Scotland.
#027 Craigflower Manor and the Scots of Victoria, British Columbia
Apr 9, 2016 • 48 min
How Scots emigrated to Vancouver Island and created a thriving Scottish Community that survives in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
#026 Scotland’s Festival of Architecture 2016
Mar 27, 2016 • 53 min
Mr. Neil Baxter, CEO of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland discusses the 2016 Festival of ARchitecture and its many public events.
#025 All Aboard! The Jacobite Steam Train aka The Hogwarts Express
Feb 12, 2016 • 39 min
A light hearted chat with Florence Maclean, conductor on the Jacobite Steam train made famous as The Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter movies.
#024 Ancestral Tourism: Tips for Archival Research in Scotland
Jan 27, 2016 • 58 min
Online research can only yield so much cold data when searching your family history. to gain a true 3-D sense of your ancestor’s lives you must visit and see where they came from.
#023 The Angels’ Share
Jan 18, 2016 • 48 min
A whisky legend known as The Angel’s Share has inspired the launch of new craft glassware company in Scotland with a signature product, the Angel’s Share Whisky Angel.
#022 The “Declaration” Tartan: A National Tartan for Scotland?
Dec 22, 2015 • 50 min
Designer Steven Patrick Sim has brought to market a new tartan design that some say could be a new national tartan for Scotland.
#021 SMITHFIELD FAIR: Scotland on the Bayou, Part II
Dec 14, 2015 • 57 min
Smithfield Fair is a Scottish folk music trio from Louisiana who have released 30 albums over their four decades of performing.
#020 SMITHFIELD FAIR: Scotland on the Bayou
Dec 6, 2015 • 69 min
Smithfield Fair is a folk trio from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They’ve been acknowledged as one of the foremost presenters of traditional Scottish folk music in North America.
#019 IT’S NOT FIRKIN WHISKY! Scotland’s New Craft Gins
Nov 29, 2015 • 46 min
Firkin Gin is one of Scotland’s newest craft gins and is unique given its golden coloration derived from a maturation in virgin American Oak casks.
#018 TARTAN: World’s Greatest National Icon
Nov 22, 2015 • 71 min
Brian Wilton, MBE is a leading authority on tartan as both a historian and a designer. He is the Consulting Director of the Scottish Tartans Authority, Managing Director of Tartan Ambassador, LTD., and often referred to as Scotland’s Tartan Ambassador. He…
#017 MUST VISIT SCOTLAND? Your Journey Starts Here!
Nov 14, 2015 • 45 min
Must Visit Scotland is the perfect website from which to begin your travel planning for any upcoming trip to Scotland.
# 016 DALMALLY STATION: A Heartfelt Restoration
Nov 7, 2015 • 46 min
Graham and Liz Gaffney Whaite are an enterprising couple working to restore an historic abandoned Scottish rail station into a new home and thriving fashion business.
#015 Linlithgow to Lallybroch with Mary’s Meanders
Oct 18, 2015 • 48 min
Mary’s Meanders is a tour operator basedin Linlithgow, Scotland offering walking tours of the village, Linlithgow Palace, area Outlander filming locations, bespoke ancestral tours throughout Scotland, and a new and unique “Taste of Outlander” dinner…
#014 Speaking Scots and the Concise Scots Dictionary
Sep 21, 2015 • 40 min
A discussion of the Scots language from its origins 1400 years ago to its usage today.
#013 The Scottish Diaspora: A Worldwide Community
Sep 14, 2015 • 51 min
Scots have been emigrating to the far corners of the globe since the 13th century. Where did they settle? What is their legacy? How do those of Scot ancestry group together as a community today?
#012 Behind the Scenes of the 2016 North American Pipe Band Calendar
Sep 5, 2015 • 47 min
Learn the whys and wherefores of this fundraising calendar as well as the status of the pipe band community across North America.
#011 It’s All About the Bagpipes!
Aug 31, 2015 • 54 min
Scottish piper Craig Munro talks about the history of the bagpipes, learning to play the pipes, and his role as Director of Scotland’s Wallace Bagpipes and as a piper with the bagrock band, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers.
#010 Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice = Wee Sweeties!
Aug 23, 2015 • 41 min
A bespoke sweetie business in Scotland now trades worldwide thanks to social media.
#009 Travel Blogging - the “Scotlanders” Way
Aug 17, 2015 • 51 min
Six Scottish travel bloggers have come together to form a marketing team, “The Scotlanders” with an eye to promoting travel to and within Scotland.
#008 What is a Haggis? Demystifying Scotland’s National Dish
Aug 8, 2015 • 36 min
Haggis - it’s what’s for dinner, or lunch, or breakfast, or even snacks. No longer reserved for traditional Burns Suppers, haggis can be found in salads, nachos, pizza, burgers, spaghetti and more as the Scottish government works to remove the ban on its…
#007 Behind the Scenes of The Outlander Podcast
Aug 2, 2015
#006 Later Tartan Gator: A New Orleans Tale
Jul 27, 2015 • 47 min
Glasgo native Lorraine Johnston was a successful career woman when struck by Multiple Sclerosis on her 40th birthday. She bravely re-evaluated her life’s direction embarking on a career as a writer and the children’s book “Lator Tartan Gator” is her first…
#005 The Celtic Market
Jul 18, 2015 • 39 min
#004 Read All About It! The Scottish Banner
Jun 28, 2015 • 26 min
#003 Tartan Jewellery - A Touch of Scottish Bling!
Jun 19, 2015 • 34 min
#002 Tips to Finding the Right Whisky
Jun 18, 2015 • 38 min
Tom Thompson of Tom’s Whisky Reviews from Scotland shares his knowledge of “the water of life” gained after years of tasting and blogging about over 1,000 whiskies.
#001 Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink
Jun 17, 2015 • 37 min
Fiona Richmond, Project Manager for Scotland Food and Drink talks about Scotland’s Food and Drink industry, its ties to tourism, and Scottish delicacies like haggis and Arbroath smokies.