History Scotland - Hidden Histories Podcast

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The History Scotland - Hidden Histories podcast sheds light on hidden historical gems around the country. Join Neil McLennan as he explores lesser-known visitor attractions across Scotland. Find out more about History Scotland magazine at www.history-scotland.com

Episode Date
Illicit whisky distilling and smuggling… stories from The Cabrach Trust
25:49

Neil travels to Cabrach, described as 'a remote, sparsely populated upland area between the Cairngorms and the Moray Firth in the old county of Banffshire' which was once a 'thriving hub of an illicit whisky industry', and discovers more about the regeneration project to develop a working historical distillery and heritage centre and hears incredible stories of illicit whisky distilling and smuggling. www.historyscotland.com

Nov 17, 2019
The history of Tannochbrae Guest House, Dufftown
12:19

In Dufftown there lies a hidden history gem in local guest house, Tannochbrae. Discover more about the guest house in the latest episode of the History Scotland podcast.

Tannochbrae is a place perhaps best associated with the fictional village introduced to us through A.J. Cronin’s short stories, Dr Finlay’s casebook. It was described as “a snug little village on the lochside”. Dufftown’s own Tannochbrae can be considered equally snug, welcoming and hospitable. Tannochbrae Guest House in Dufftown also has a medical theme to it, as Neil found out when he met with owners James and Louise. Whilst staying at Tannochbrae Neil asked James about the history of his Victorian villa guesthouse which retains many of the charms of the era. 

Nov 16, 2019
100 years on… A Scottish angle on the Treaty of Versailles
06:34

In this special podcast episode to mark the centenary of the Treaty of Versailles, Neil travels to the Palace of Versailles, just outside Paris, and reflects on the Scottish connections with this famous peace treaty, which finally brought an end to the hostilities that had shaken Europe in the previous years.

Jun 29, 2019
Portlethen, Muchals, Newtonhill And Findon
40:00

Neil visits Portlethen Library, just south of Aberdeen, and chats to Fred Stewart who boasts a wealth of knowledge about the local area.

Jun 12, 2019
Episode 40 - Auldearn Battlefield and Eilean Donan
19:40

In the 40th episode, Neil visits Auldearn Battlefield, the beautiful Eilean Donan castle and attends the McLennan clan gathering in Inverness.

Sep 09, 2018
Episode 39 - Dundee - University of Dundee Museum
16:20

We speak to Matthew Jarron, Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee, and explore some of the hidden gems in the museum collections.

Jun 03, 2018
Episode 38 - Dundee - Malmaison Hotel
16:46

We take a visit to Dundee, first stopping off at the 120-year-old Malmaison Hotel (formerly Tay Hotel) in the city, and speak to GM Roula Samaha about the history, future and location of the building, just metres from the city's rejuvenated waterfront and the V&A Dundee.

Jun 02, 2018
History Scotland Podcast - Episode 37 - Dowans Hotel, Moray
21:15

Neil's travels around Moray take in the historic Dowans Hotel in the latest episode in the History Scotland podcast. Find out more about the magazine at www.historyscotland.com

Jan 24, 2018
History Scotland Podcast - Episode 36 - A tour of Moray and the Burning of the Clavie
01:07:58

We take a tour around Moray with Jim Royan, one of the area's leading heritage experts, before joining the celebrations as the ancient Scottish custom of Burning the Clavie takes place (to mark New Year's Eve in the Julian Calendar).

Jan 14, 2018
History Scotland Podcast - Episode 35 - Edinburgh, Military Museum Scotland
11:52

We speak to Ian Inglis, who has recently opened the Military Museum Scotland at the Linburn Centre, the home of the Scottish War Blinded in Wilkieston, West Lothian.

Jan 14, 2018
History Scotland Podcast - Episode 34 - Edinburgh & East Lothian - Archerfield Estate
48:51

We speak to writer-director and producer Brendan Foley, who has recently written a book on the historic Archerfield Estate, situated between Gullane and North Berwick in picturesque East Lothian.

Jan 14, 2018
History Scotland Podcast - Episode 33 - Edinburgh , Hearts Museum
29:07

We take a trip down sporting memory lane at the Heart of Midlothian Museum, situated in the Gorgie Stand at Edinburgh's Tynecastle Park.

Dec 31, 2017
History Scotland Podcast - Episode 32 - Argyll and Bute , Inveraray Jail
11:02

We take a trip to Inveraray Jail, a 19th-century prison and courthouse and now a popular living museum. Read more about Scottish history and heritage at www.historyscotland.com

Dec 30, 2017
History Scotland Podcast - Episode 31 - Argyll and Bute , Mount Stuart
23:40

We take a guided tour around the historic Mount Stuart House and Gardens, located on the beautiful island of Bute. Read more about Scottish history and heritage at www.historyscotland.com

Dec 23, 2017
History Scotland Podcast - Episode 30 - Argyll and Bute
16:59

Our first stop in Argyll and Bute sees Neil visit a Victorian attraction with a difference, and meet the owners of the historic Glen Burn Hotel, Find out more about History Scotland at www.historyscotland.com

Dec 18, 2017
History Scotland Podcast - Episode 29 - Sma' Shot Cottages, Paisley
39:01

We take a step back into the 18th century into a typical weaver’s cottage, as we enjoy a guided tour around Sma' Shot Cottages, Paisley. Find out more about Scotland and its past at www.historyscotland.com

Oct 22, 2017
History Scotland Podcast - Episode 28 - Grand Central & Paisley Thread Mill Museum
33:26

We look at the history of the Grand Central Hotel before taking a visit to the Paisley Thread Mill Museum, as our tour of Paisley continues. Find out more about Scottish history and heritage at www.historyscotland.com

Oct 15, 2017
History Scotland Podcast - Episode 27 - Paisley Abbey
38:44

Neil visits historic Paisley Abbey on the first of his podcasts from the area, as the city prepares its bid for UK City of Culture 2021.

Oct 08, 2017
History Scotland Podcast - Episode 26 - Braemar Gathering
22:10

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Sep 03, 2017
History Scotland Podcast - Episode 25 - Scottish Crannog Centre
17:46

We visit the Scottish Crannog Centre, an ancient loch-dwelling on Loch Tay in Perthshire. Find out more about History Scotland magazine at www.historyscotland.com

Aug 29, 2017
History Scotland Podcast - Episode 24 - Perthshire
19:36

We take trip to the Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum in Perthshire. Find out more about History Scotland magazine at www.historyscotland.com

Aug 13, 2017
History Scotland Podcast - Episode 23 - Perthshire
40:06

Neil starts his Perthshire adventure in Scotland's top hotel, the Jewel in the Glen, Gleneagles. There he meets with the guest relations manager and hotel historian, Iris, before discussing the fusion of food and history with one of the world's top chefs.

Aug 09, 2017
History Scotland Podcast - Episode 22 - Shetland
08:51

Neil hears some ghost stories before his stay at historic Busta House on Shetland. Find out more about Scottish history and heritage at www.historyscotland.com

Jul 09, 2017
History Scotland Podcast - Episode 21 - Shetland
55:54

Our tour of Shetland continues, taking in Lerwick's museums. Find out more about Scottish history and heritage at www.historyscotland.com

Jul 09, 2017
History Scotland Podcast - Episode 20 - Shetland
30:23

The History Scotland podcast arrives in Shetland. Find out more about Scottish history, heritage and archaeology at: www.historyscotland.com

Jul 09, 2017
History Scotland Podcast - Episode 19 - Orkney
31:51

Neil concludes his time on Orkney at the West End Hotel in Kirkwall before taking a tour of St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall

Jun 19, 2017
History Scotland Podcast - Episode 18 - Orkney
18:52

We continue our journey along the St Magnus 900 Trail. Find out more about History Scotland magazine at www.historyscotland.com

Jun 08, 2017
Sir Tony Robinson and more at University of Aberdeen May Festival
24:45

Sir Tony Robinson explains his love of history and his personal connection with Scotland in a special edition of the History Scotland podcast. Plus, Neil also speaks to Chris Croly, Ali Cameron, Neil Curtis. Find out more about History Scotland at www.historyscotland.com

Jun 04, 2017
History Scotland Podcast - Episode 17 - Orkney
41:38

Neil continues his adventures in Orkney, as he follows the St Magnus 900 Trail. Find out more at historyscotland.com

May 27, 2017
History Scotland Podcast - Episode 16 - Orkney
14:10

Neil McClennan heads to Orkney, taking in the historic Skara Brae and the Italian Chapel. Fin out more about History Scotland magazine at www.historyscotland.com

May 14, 2017
History Scotland Podcast - Episode 15 - Aberdeenshire
29:16

Neil visits Maggie's House and Castle of Park as his travels in Aberdeenshire come to an end. Start a 30-day no-risk trial subscription of History Scotland magazine today and get the latest issue free: http://scot.sh/his-free-trial

Apr 23, 2017
History Scotland Podcast - Episode 14 - Aberdeenshire
17:15

Neil take a tour of Fraserburgh Heritage Centre. Find out more about Scottish history at www.historyscotland.com

Apr 20, 2017
History Scotland Podcast - Episode 13 - Aberdeenshire
36:37

Neil braves the windy conditions at Buchan Ness Lighthouse in Aberdeenshire, taking in the museum. Visit www.historyscotland.com for more Scottish history.

Apr 20, 2017
History Scotland Podcast - Episode 12 - Aberdeenshire
15:31

Neil visits the former 'H.M. Convict Prison, Peterhead' which officially opened in 1888. Discover more Scottish history at www.historyscotland.com

Apr 12, 2017
History Scotland Podcast - Episode 11 - Aberdeenshire
18:40

Neil takes a tour of the historic Meldrum House located near Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire. Find out more about History Scotland at www.historyscotland.com

Apr 12, 2017
History Scotland Hidden Histories Podcast - Episode 10 - Inverness
11:09

On his final day in Inverness, Neil visits Inverness Cathedral, Leakey's Bookshop and has a well-earned pint while enjoying some traditional music.

Mar 27, 2017
History Scotland Podcast - Episode 9 - Inverness
22:35

Neil's travels in Inverness continue, discovering more about the historic Strathness House. Find out more about History Scotland magazine at www.historyscotland.com

Mar 17, 2017
History Scotland Podcast - Episode 8 - Inverness
14:10

For more Scottish history visit www.historyscotland.com Neil McLennan visits the Royal Highland Hotel and the Invernewss Art Gallery and Museum.

Mar 01, 2017
History Scotland Podcast - Episode 7 - Inverness
10:28

Neil McLennan continues his tour of Highland Folk Museum. Find out more about History Scotland magazine at www.historyscotland.com

Feb 21, 2017
History Scotland Hidden Histories Podcast - Episode 6 - Inverness
34:22

Neil McLennan visits the Highland Folk Museum as he continues his exploration of the Inverness region. Find out more about History Scotland magazine at www.historyscotland.com

Feb 10, 2017
History Scotland Hidden Histories Podcast - Episode 5 - Inverness
16:07

Neil McLennan begins his exploration of Inverness, starting at Culloden House, which was once played host to Bonnie Prince Charlie. Visit www.historyscotland.com for more details of History Scotland magazine.

Feb 03, 2017
Hidden Histories Podcast - Episode 4 - Catterline
38:47

In our fourth and final visit to the Stonehaven region, Neil speaks to David Ramsey and hears an evocative song from the pupils of Catterline School. Discover more about Scotland's colourful past in every issue of History Scotland magazine (www.historyscotland.com)

Jan 14, 2017
History Scotland Podcast - Episode 3 - The Grassic Gibbon Centre
13:34
Neil McLennan continues his travels in Stonehaven, as he chats to photographer Andy Hall about Scottish author Lewis Grassic Gibbon. Find out more about History Scotland magazine at www.historyscotland.com
Dec 23, 2016
History Scotland Hidden Histories Podcast - Episode 2 - Stonehaven Tolbooth
18:09
In the second episode of the History Scotland Hidden Histories podcast, Neil McLennan visits Stonehaven Tolbooth museum and finds out more about the world-famous new year fireballs. Discover more Scottish history with History Scotland magazine: www.historyscotland.com
Dec 06, 2016
Hidden Histories Episode 1 - Stonehaven, part 1
13:47
In Episode 1 of the History Scotland - Hidden Histories Podcast, Neil McLennan explores lesser-known visitor attractions in and around Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire, taking in the famous fireball New Year celebrations. Find out more about History Scotland magazine at: www.history-scotland.com
Nov 29, 2016