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Scotland - A Scottish History Podcast

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

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

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

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

Language:

English

Contact:

07792270518


Episodes

One Day In Paris

6/6/2021
It is 10th June 1998. At the Stade de France in Paris, the FIFA World Cup is kicking off as the World Champions, Brazil, take on a wee country you might have never heard of... Scotland. Join us as we celebrate the last time the Scotland Men's National Team appeared at a major tournament ahead of our return at EURO 2020. After all... No Scotland, No Party. Check out all of our social media, websites and support us by clicking here. CREDITS: Written, narrated & produced by Michael Park....

Duration:00:16:42

The Captain

5/23/2021
It is 1839. An incredible storm is raging on the Ayrshire coast and it's about to drive the first (registered) female sea captain to defy accepted logic and try to beat 'the carry'. Check out all of our social media, websites and support us by clicking here. CREDITS: Written, narrated & produced by Michael Park. Additional voices by Fay Jardine. Music by Mitch Bain. Illustrations by Jamie Mowat.

Duration:00:18:44

Lady's Rock

5/2/2021
It is 1523. Or maybe it isn't. Perhaps the year doesn't matter because Lachlan McLean, the eleventh Clan Chief of Clan MacLean has just resolved to murder his wife by letting her drown on a tiny skerry in the Sound of Mull. Check out all of our social media, websites and support us by clicking here. CREDITS: Written, narrated & produced by Michael Park. Music by Mitch Bain. Illustrations by Jamie Mowat.

Duration:00:16:19

The Poisoned Isle

4/18/2021
It is 1942. On Gruinard Island, in a bay about halfway between Gairloch and Ullapool, a flock of sheep are dying for the war effort. Check out all of our social media, websites and support us by clicking here. CREDITS: Written, narrated & produced by Michael Park. Music by Mitch Bain. Illustrations by Jamie Mowat.

Duration:00:17:20

The Final Duel

4/4/2021
It is 1826. You raise your pistol, level with your shoulder, take a deep breath and pull the trigger. You hear two shots, one from your gun, one from David Landale's. The final bullets ever fired in the ancient, if weird, act of duelling in Scotland. Check out all of our social media, websites and support us by clicking here. CREDITS: Written, narrated & produced by Michael Park. Additional voices by Chris Moriarty & Mitch Bain. Music by Mitch Bain. Illustrations by Jamie Mowat.

Duration:00:14:19

The Scientist & The CIA

3/21/2021
It is 1959. You're at the mercy of Dr Ewen Cameron, his Sleep Room at the Allan Memorial Institute in Montreal, Canada, and Subproject 68 of something you'd never heard of called MKULTRA. CW: This episode contains references to and depictions of inhumane treatment which may be troubling for some listeners. Check out all of our social media, websites and support us by clicking here. CREDITS: Written, narrated & produced by Michael Park. Music by Mitch Bain. Additional voices by Chris...

Duration:00:19:50

The Fast Life of Johnny Dumfries

3/7/2021
It is 1986. Johnny Dumfries has always wanted to drive... which is good since he's just qualified in 10th for the Formula 1 British Grand Prix. Check out all of our social media, websites and support us by clicking here. CREDITS: Written, narrated & produced by Michael Park. Music by Mitch Bain. Illustrations by Jamie Mowat.

Duration:00:08:29

Milngavie vs. The Monorail

2/21/2021
It is 1930. By gum, this invention is going to put you, George Bennie, on the map! Why? Well there's nothin' on Earth like a genuine bona-fide electrified six-car George Bennie Railplane System of Transport! Check out all of our social media, websites and support us by clicking here. CREDITS: Written, narrated & produced by Michael Park. Additional voices by Leanne Milne. Music by Mitch Bain. Illustrations by Jamie Mowat.

Duration:00:13:17

Deeds Not Words

1/31/2021
It is 1914. Deeds Not Words. Votes for Women. CREDITS: Written, produced and narrated by Michael Park, Music by Mitch Bain, Additional voices by Leanne Milne, Sheila Bain, Rosie Brotherwood, Meghan Crabtree, Mila Daskalova, Michael Fern, Sarah-Louise Kelly, Fay Jardine, Fiona, April & Lyra McCubbin, Kim Morrison, Maria Oldani & Lauren Tuckerman. Illustrations by TIDLIN.

Duration:00:09:35

Something Burns - A Virtual Burns Supper

1/19/2021
It is 2021. You should absolutely not be leaving the house, even if it is for haggis and whisky. Use our virtual Burns Supper to celebrate the life of Scotland's national bard. 01.15: Address to the Haggis 03.40: The Immortal Memory 07.50: To A Mouse 09.55: John Barleycorn 11.50: Holy Willie’s Prayer 16:55: Auld Lang Syne We were lucky enough to be able to use a beautiful rendition of Auld Lang Syne from 'For The Sake of Old Times' by 1504. Find out more about the project at...

Duration:00:22:49

Edinburgh Seven

1/10/2021
It is 1870 and the men of Edinburgh University aren't covering themselves in glory. Unlike seven remarkable women who are all set to become the first female doctors in the country. Check out all of our social media, our website and support us by clicking here. CREDITS - Written, produced and narrated by Michael Park, Music by Mitch Bain, Additional voices by Rushka Gray & Mitch Bain. Illustrations by TIDLIN.

Duration:00:11:28

First Foot

12/31/2020
Happy New Year! Here's hoping 2021 is much better than 2020. Here's a few minutes of us screwing up to enjoy with your hangover. x

Duration:00:04:59

Stealing the Stone of Destiny

12/20/2020
It is Christmas Eve 1950. You're about to break into Westminster Abbey to 'liberate' a symbol of Scottish pride. You're about to steal the Stone of Scone. Check out all of our social media, websites and support us by clicking here. CREDITS: Written, produced and narrated by Michael Park, Music by Mitch Bain, Additional voices by Chris Moriarty. Illustrations by TIDLIN.

Duration:00:18:31

First We Take Dumbarton

12/6/2020
It is 870. There are longships on the Clyde. Waiting. Poised. They're coming for you. They're coming for Alt Clut. They're coming for Dumbarton Rock. Check out all of our social media, websites and support us by clicking here. CREDITS: Written, produced and narrated by Michael Park, Music by Mitch Bain. Illustrations by TIDLIN.

Duration:00:07:24

Iolaire

11/22/2020
It is Hogmanay 1918. You've lived many lives. A drunk in Stornoway, a sheep farmer in South America, a deckhand in the Royal Naval Reserve. You've even done a bit of minesweeping in your time. But now it's time to go home to your family. To be their first foot on New Year's Day. Check out all of our social media, websites and support us by clicking here. CREDITS: Written, produced and narrated by Michael Park, Music by Mitch Bain, Additional voices by Leanne Milne and Chris Moriarty....

Duration:00:14:28

He Giveth His Beloved Sleep

11/8/2020
It is 1918. The war is almost over, but there is still time for it to take people away. CREDITS - Written & Narrated by Michael Park - Music by Mitch Bain - Additional Voices by Leanne Milne & Chris Moriarty

Duration:00:10:59

The Grey Wolf by George MacDonald (The Hallowe'en Collection)

10/30/2020
Annie and Jenny from Stories of Scotland are our final guests in this year's Hallowe'en Collection. They've produced a very special Stories of Scotland where they read The Grey Wolf by George MacDonald, the man who inspired Tolkien and some guy who wrote Narnia. CREDITS: Narration & Editing - Annie MacDonald & Jenny Johnstone, Music - Mitch Bain

Duration:00:21:52

The Horror of the Heights by Arthur Conan Doyle (The Hallowe'en Collection)

10/27/2020
Special guest Ryan Latto, host of the Unearthed Podcast, takes us up, up and away with Arthur Conan Doyle's tale of winged wonder. Check out Unearthed for yourself: http://thebiglight.com/unearthed CREDITS: Narration - Ryan Latto, Music - Mitch Bain, Editing - Michael Park

Duration:00:36:00

The Phantom Regiment of Killiecrankie by Elliott O'Donnell (The Hallowe'en Collection)

10/25/2020
Chris Moriarty brings us another of Elliott O'Donnell's Scottish Ghost Stories as he regales us with a tale of terror, horrific bloodshed, and roast beef sandwiches. CREDITS: Narration - Chris Moriarty, Music - Mitch Bain, Editing - Michael Park

Duration:00:12:14

The Choking Ghost by Elliott O'Donnell (The Hallowe'en Collection)

10/22/2020
Ever been haunted by smooth jazz? Me neither... Andy Stewart from Strong Language & Violent Scenes teams up with his co-host and our composer Mitch Bain to tell another tale of ghoulish woe from Elliott O'Donnell. CREDITS: Narration - Andy Stewart, Music - Mitch Bain, Editing - Michael Park

Duration:00:16:30