Walking Through History [Radio Scotland]

Episodes

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Kilmartin Glen in Argyll is the location for the first in a new series featuring walks through five of Scotland's richest historical landscapes.

In prehistoric times, Kilmartin was home to a thriving prehistoric community and the monuments they created still dominate the glen.

Burial cairns, stone circles, rock art and standing stones tell the story of these ancient people, and can be explored on foot in a day.

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Dunfermline is the location for a walk in the footsteps of one of Scotland's most famous historic couples - King Malcolm III and his wife St Margaret.

Presented by Neil Oliver.

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Cambuskenneth is the location for a walk telling the story of the Wars of Independence.

The ruined abbey at Cambuskenneth is the location for a walk telling the story of Scotland's Wars of Independence and the characters who shaped this period of history.

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Neil Oliver tells the story of Finlaggan on Islay.

Neil Oliver tells the story of Finlaggan on Islay, once the ceremonial and administrative centre for the great Lordship of the Isles.

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Neil Oliver tells the story of Mary Queen of Scots' Edinburgh years in a walk from Holyroodhouse up the Royal Mile to the Castle.

Neil Oliver tells the story of Mary Queen of Scots' six eventful years in Edinburgh.

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Eighteenth century 'Tobacco Lord' Glasgow is brought vividly to life on a walk with Neil Oliver and three historical experts.

18th century Glasgow and its tobacco fortune is explored with Neil Oliver.