Walking Through History

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0201Dunkeld20091109

0201Dunkeld20091109

In the first of a new series of walks through Scotland's richest historical landscapes, Neil Oliver transports us to Dunkeld. Today, it's a tranquil Perthshire village, but in 1689, it was the site of a violent, desperate battle which was to prove pivotal in determining the path of Scottish history.

An MP3 downloadable audioguide and map for this walk can be found by visiting www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland.

0202Stirling20091116

0202Stirling20091116

Neil Oliver describes a series of walks through Scotland's richest historical landscapes. This week, take a trip back to the early years of the 18th century - when in a space of less than ten years, some of the most dramatic events of Scotland's history took place. And Neil's hometown of Stirling had its part to play in them.

An MP3 downloadable audioguide and map for this walk can be found by visiting www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland.

0204Skye20091130

0204Skye20091130

Neil Oliver narrates walks through Scotland's richest historical landscapes. This week, the destination is Glendale on Skye, where in the 19th century, action taken by a handful of determined crofters led to land reforms which changed the course of Highland history.

0205 LASTDundee20091207

0205 LASTDundee20091207

This final walk around Scotland's historical landscapes visits the Blackness Industrial Estate in Dundee - an area whose fate is inextricably tied to the fortunes of the city's jute trade. Historians and local residents reveal how Blackness has changed over the past century, and discuss the lasting impact of jute on the Dundee you see today. With Neil Oliver.