If you’re anything like me, I love to listen to podcasts every night while I attempt to relax and go to sleep. It’s like being told a bedtime story! So, I’ve compiled a list below of five podcasts that are all about Scotland and its history that will both educate and provide entertainment!
Hosted by Andrew McDiarmid, Simply Scottish is a wonderful combination of Scottish history, music and culture. He has written about Scotland in the pages of The Scots Magazine, History Scotland Magazine, Scotland Magazine, Scottish Memories, The Scottish Banner, and Yahoo.
Stories of Scotland
Stories of Scotland is an award-winning Scottish history podcast. Join hosts Jenny and Annie as they unravel the rich tapestry of Scotland’s culture, nature and heritage. Prepared to climb into caves, cairns and chaos, Jenny and Annie travel around Scotland and investigate how stories of the past can help us make sense of modern life.
Stories of Scotland celebrates Scottish history through traditional storytelling, archival research, museum objects and wandering in nature.
The British History Podcast
While this podcast isn’t specifically about Scotland (although there are Scottish-specific episodes), it covers a huge amount of history from the island of Great Britain starting from the Ice Age. If you are a history nerd like I am, then you know that understanding the overall history of the region is just as important as learning about Scotland itself. Host Jaime Jeffers is a great storyteller giving both humorous and insightful stories about British History. Because he moves chronologically, starting the podcast from the very beginning is highly recommended!
Are you a true crime enthusiast? Then this podcast might be for you! Scottish Murders is a fortnightly podcast dedicated to solved and unsolved murders carried out in Scotland or murders of Scottish people, and is hosted by two Scottish sisters, Dawn and Cole.
Join Highlander husband-and-wife team Kieran and Eilidh as they dive into the myths and legends of their Scottish Homeland.
If you love learning about history, hearing bad puns, and listening to a good story with a little bit of spook then this is the podcast for you!