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This is Scotland: a storytelling podcast about Scottish history and the places we made it.


Taking Edinburgh Castle
May 12 • 14 min
Edinburgh Castle has been at the heart of Scotland for centuries, but what do you do when someone takes it from you? Close your eyes and take a trip through the time vortex with us to find out… — — — — — — — CREDITS This episode was written and produced…
Mrs Barbour’s Army
Apr 22 • 11 min
Meet Mary Barbour, the woman who took on Glasgow’s First World War slumlords and played an invaluable role in the history of modern Scotland. — — — — — — — CREDITS This episode was written and produced by Michael Park. The score was written by the human…
You Win Or You Die
Apr 1 • 22 min
With just two weeks to go until the start of the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, we thought we would go back into Scottish history to tell you the story of the two horrifying events which inspired the most famous moment in George R.R. Martin’s…
Black Death (Part 2)
Mar 11 • 19 min
A nightmare has descended upon Edinburgh. The great plague, the Black Death, has returned and there is nothing anyone can do to stop it… — — — — — — — The second part of our two-parter on the Plague. If you’ve not listened to the first part yet, you can…
Black Death (Part 1)
Feb 11 • 18 min
The Bubonic Plague has arrived in Scotland. Not among the squalor of a medieval village, but on the streets of Victorian Glasgow. Where has it come from, and why is it spreading? — — — — — — — The first part of our first two-parter. Part 2 will be out on…
Third Degree Burns
Jan 23 • 18 min
Robert Burns was one of the great poets of his age, a Scottish hero, our national Bard and the toast of high society throughout his short career. This story isn’t about him - not completely anyway. CREDITS Ae Fond Kiss is performed by Cairngorm - find…
Tam o’ Shanter
Jan 9 • 12 min
Since Burns Night is coming up soon: meet Tam o’ Shanter - one of Robert Burns’ most famous creations - as he rides from Ayr through Alloway and meets some… suspicious characters. This is something a bit different for us, and we put a lot of time into…
We Eat People
Dec 18, 2018 • 17 min
Scottish history is full of stories of bloodthirsty characters… but are they any more than just characters? Let’s meet a couple and find out. CREDITS Additional voices by Mitch Bain.
Riot Act
Nov 29, 2018 • 13 min
Scottish history is punctuated by us kicking up a rammy when faced with authority. So what do the authorities do to protect themselves? We go back to Glasgow, 1919 and one of the last times The Riot Act was heard on Scotland’s streets. CREDITS The Voice…
Hello, this is Scotland.
Nov 19, 2018 • 2 min
This is Scotland, a show all about our wee country - a history of the people, places, and stories that make us Scottish. Launching St. Andrew’s Day (November 30th).