Scotland

Scotland

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A storytelling podcast about Scottish history and the places we made it.


A Monster In Loch Ness
May 26 • 13 min
It is 1934. A photograph of the Loch Ness Monster takes the country by storm, all thanks to one lucky surgeon and his camera. ——- CREDITS Written and produced by Michael Park, a production of Be Quiet Media. The music for every episode of Scotland is by…
Doc Croc (Wee Scotland)
May 5 • 7 min
It is 1863 and there is a fire raging at the home of respected Glasgow doctor E.W. Pritchard… but that’s just the beginning of this tale of Victorian intrigue, woe, and murder. — — — — — CREDITS This episode was written and produced by Michael Park for Be…
Spy In The Ointment
Apr 21 • 15 min
It is 1912. Jessie and Frederick have just tied the knot. This a love story… and nothing ever gets in the way of true love. — — — — — CREDITS This episode was written and produced by Michael Park for Be Quiet Media. This episode was produced with help…
The Bruce’s Heart (Wee Scotland)
Apr 7 • 7 min
It is 1329 and King Robert the First of Scotland, Robert The Bruce, is dying. His body is to be laid to rest, but death isn’t the end of the story for the king’s heart. — — — — — — CREDITS This episode was written and produced by Michael Park for Be Quiet…
Buffalo Bill’s Wild Wild West
Mar 24 • 10 min
It is 1891 and something new is coming to Scotland. A rootin’ tootin’, sharpshootin’, Lakota lootin’ show is coming to town, and they’re going to leave behind a lasting, haunting legacy. — — — — — — — CREDITS This episode was written and produced by…
The Go Cart Murder (Wee Scotland)
Mar 10 • 5 min
It is 1923 and if this wall could talk… — — — — — — — CREDITS This episode was written and produced by Michael Park for Be Quiet Media. The human rotor cipher Mitch Bain is taking a wee break at the moment so the music for this episode comes from Doug…
Blue Death - The Spanish Flu
Mar 1 • 13 min
It is 1918. As ships sail up the Clyde bringing soldiers home for leave in the final months of the First World War, soldiers step onto home soil for the first time in months. Something else steps off the ships with them the Blue Death… the Spanish Flu has…
The Greatest Conman
Jan 30 • 16 min
It is 1822 and you are about to meet a man who will destroy everything you thought you knew about the world. You’re about to meet Gregor MacGregor. — — — — — — — CREDITS This episode was written and produced by Michael Park for Be Quiet Media. The score…
Tam o’ Shanter (Rebroadcast)
Jan 14 • 13 min
Support our new Patreon by clicking here! We’d really appreciate it - we think you’re great. It’s almost Burns Night so brush up on your Bard by getting this rebroadcast of our production of Tam o’ Shanter into your lugholes. Oh… and support us on…
The Secret Santa
Dec 22, 2019 • 7 min
A little Christmas story to warm your soul on a cold winter’s day. Sorry if you were expecting something darker. — — — — — — — CREDITS This episode was written and produced by Michael Park for Be Quiet Media. The voice Edward Pearson is Chris Moriarty.…
Riot Act (Redux)
Dec 1, 2019 • 15 min
It is 1919. Troops are on the streets of Glasgow to quell a Communist uprising. What happened? The Riot Act happened. This episode is a retelling of our first episode to celebrate the fact that Scotland has been cluttering up your podcast feeds for a…
The Resurrectionists
Oct 21, 2019 • 14 min
It is 1828 and medical science is advancing fast, but the best way to learn about anatomy is to see it in the flesh. That’s where the Resurrectionists come in. Burke and Hare can get you a steady supply of bodies… as long as you never ask where they come…
The Darién Scheme
Sep 9, 2019 • 20 min
It is 1698. Desperate times call for desperate measures: and to save themselves from a full union with England, the Scottish Government is willing to roll the dice one last time. — — — — — — — CREDITS This episode was written and produced by Michael Park…
Close to the Sun
Jul 15, 2019 • 16 min
The story of two pioneers of flight. One an Italian who lived in Scotland, one a Scotsman who lived in Italy. That’s about as similar as these stories get. — — — — — — — CREDITS This episode was written and produced by Michael Park for Be Quiet Media. The…
The Madness of the Invisible Poet
Jun 10, 2019 • 21 min
Come with us as we tell you the forgotten story of the Invisible Poet of Cremorne Gardens. This story might take place in London (mostly), but its subject is very Scottish indeed. — — — — — — — CREDITS This episode was written and produced by Michael Park…
Taking Edinburgh Castle
May 12, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 22 min
Whether you liked or loathed the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, you’ll love this trip back into Scottish history, telling the story of two horrifying events which inspired the most famous moment in George R.R. Martin’s story: the Red Wedding.…
Black Death (Part 2)
Mar 11, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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
It is 1919. Troops are on the streets of Glasgow to quell a Communist uprising. What happened? The Riot Act happened. CREDITS The Voice of the Riot Act is Paul Houlihan The score was written by the human Fialka cipher, Mitch Bain. Listen to Mitch’s…
Hello, this is Scotland.
Nov 19, 2018 • 2 min
This is Scotland. A podcast where we take you on a journey into Scottish history and tell the stories of the people and places who make us who we are. This show isn’t about the whole history of our wee country one event after another. These are moments,…