12 EpisodesProduced by Be Quiet Media

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

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Close to the Sun

July 15th, 2019


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.

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This episode was written and …

The Madness of the Invisible Poet

June 10th, 2019


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. 

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Taking Edinburgh Castle

May 12th, 2019


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...

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Mrs Barbour's Army

April 22nd, 2019


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.

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You Win Or You Die

April 1st, 2019


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. …

Black Death (Part 2)

March 12th, 2019


A nightmare has descended upon Edinburgh. The great plague, the Black Death, has returned and there is nothing anyone can do to stop it...

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The second part of our two-parter on the Plague. If you've …

Black Death (Part 1)

February 12th, 2019


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?

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The first part of …

Third Degree Burns

January 24th, 2019


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.



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Tam o' Shanter

January 10th, 2019


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 …

We Eat People

December 19th, 2018


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.


Riot Act

November 30th, 2018


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 …

Hello, this is Scotland.

November 19th, 2018


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.

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