In The Footsteps [Radio Scotland]

Episodes

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Of Flora Macdonald2009111920190115 (RS)
20190120 (RS)

Singer-songwriter Eddi Reader learns more about the romantic heroine's life.

Well known Scots go in search of their Scottish heroes

Eddi Reader leans more about the life of romantic heroine Flora MacDonald.

Of John Knox2014121520190129 (RS)
20190203 (RS)

John Knox - job description: prophet of God. What exactly does that mean? Why did Scotland’s most famous ever preacher think he was something a bit more than an ordinary minister? Richard Holloway wouldn’t claim to be a prophet, but he has faced some of the more ordinary tasks of pastoring, preaching, and praying which give him a foothold to think about Knox. It’s now roughly 500 years since the controversial cleric was born in Haddington, he isn’t anything like the great hero he was to Victorian Scots except to an elect few. But he still looms large in the popular mind, people think he was anti-women, that he made Mary Queen of Scots weep, that he vandalised Scotland’s medieval Catholic heritage in an almost Taliban-like manner, but how much truth is there in the stereotype? Helped by historians Professors Jane Dawson, Roger Mason and William Naphy, Richard tries to get to grips with how Knox thought and felt. Archaeologist Peter Yeoman of Historic Scotland looks at what we’ve lost and maritime historian Eric Graham helps us imagine Knox’s life as a galley slave.

Richard Holloway discovers the life of Scotland's most famous preacher.

Well known Scots go in search of their Scottish heroes

Of Robert Louis Stevenson2007120420190205 (RS)

Author Louise Welsh explores the life and work of Robert Louis Stevenson.

Well known Scots go in search of their Scottish heroes

Of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle2009051820190122 (RS)
20190127 (RS)

Scottish crime writer Val McDermid goes in the footsteps of the creator of Sherlock Holmes

Well known Scots go in search of their Scottish heroes

Of Sir Hugh Munro2009020220190108 (RS)
20190113 (RS)

Muriel Gray discovers more about the man who first lent his name to our highest peaks.

Well known Scots go in search of their Scottish heroes

of Sir Hugh Munro2009020220190527 (RS)

Muriel Gray discovers more about the man who first lent his name to our highest peaks.

Well known Scots go in search of their Scottish heroes