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
Illicit whisky distilling and smuggling… stories from The Cabrach Trust
27:03Neil 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
The history of Tannochbrae Guest House, Dufftown
12:19In 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.
100 years on… A Scottish angle on the Treaty of Versailles
6:34In 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.
Portlethen, Muchals, Newtonhill And Findon
40:00Neil visits Portlethen Library, just south of Aberdeen, and chats to Fred Stewart who boasts a wealth of knowledge about the local area.
Episode 40 - Auldearn Battlefield and Eilean Donan
19:40In the 40th episode, Neil visits Auldearn Battlefield, the beautiful Eilean Donan castle and attends the McLennan clan gathering in Inverness.
Episode 39 - Dundee - University of Dundee Museum
16:20We speak to Matthew Jarron, Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee, and explore some of the hidden gems in the museum collections.
Episode 38 - Dundee - Malmaison Hotel
16:46We 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.
History Scotland Podcast - Episode 37 - Dowans Hotel, Moray
21:15Neil'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
History Scotland Podcast - Episode 36 - A tour of Moray and the Burning of the Clavie
1:07:58We 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).
History Scotland Podcast - Episode 35 - Edinburgh, Military Museum Scotland
11:52We 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.