NATIONAL Belief for Scotland have introduced a brand new collection of Jackie Fowl’s Love Scotland podcast which can launch tomorrow.
The upcoming season is full of fascinating tales from Scotland’s historical past, partaking listeners with its passionate commentary and cementing Love Scotland as a must-listen programme.
Collection six of Love Scotland will function a powerful line-up of friends, kicking off with Diana Gabaldon, bestselling writer of the long-lasting Outlander collection – which begins its new season on the identical day.
A lot-loved broadcaster and Nationwide Belief for Scotland President Jackie Fowl sits down for an emotional interview with the American writer as they unwrap the origins of Outlander and Diana’s connections to Scotland.
With listenership at an all-time excessive, averaging 20.9k month-to-month downloads, it’s hoped this loyal and established fanbase will proceed to develop all through the upcoming collection.
With assist from trusted consultants, educational researchers and historical past lovers, Jackie will uncover extra of Scotland’s lesser-known tales, with highlights together with a deep dive into the unknown early years of James VI, and a charming dialog at Edinburgh’s Gladstone’s Land concerning the similarities drawn between our approaches to the Plague and the Covid-19 pandemic regardless of the 300-odd 12 months hole.
With greater than 60 episodes recorded, masking a variety of wealthy topics, Love Scotland has already explored world-famous Nationwide Belief for Scotland places akin to Glencoe and Robert Burns Birthplace, in addition to uncovering a number of the fascinating and obscure tales of Scotland’s historical past, such because the lifetime of Flora MacDonald.
Along with its charming content material, the award-winning Love Scotland is understood for its proficient host, Jackie Fowl.
In 2022, Jackie grew to become President of the nationwide conservation charity. Along with her charismatic presence and intensive information, Jackie brings a novel perspective to the podcast.
For episode one of many new collection, Diana Gabaldon talks about her Outlander collection. The novels have introduced the romance and drama of Scottish historical past to life for greater than 50 million readers worldwide, and her dedication to Scottish heritage noticed her honoured because the 2022 Nice Scot, awarded by the NTS USA Basis, an impartial charity who help the work of the Nationwide Belief for Scotland.
Jackie Fowl, President of the Nationwide Belief for Scotland and host of Love Scotland podcast mentioned: “Bringing the unbelievable tales of Scotland’s heritage to new audiences and sharing the wealthy historical past of the folks and locations of the Nationwide Belief for Scotland is a big pleasure and privilege.
“There’s a lot nature, magnificence and heritage to take pleasure in and discover.
“I’m thrilled to kickstart the sixth season of Love Scotland with none aside from Diana Gabaldon to listen to the in-depth story of her ties to Scotland, and the way it impressed her world-famous Outlander guide collection.
“It’s an episode stuffed with emotion and Diana’s sentimentality for Scotland.
“It has been improbable to see the podcast develop and develop, and I hope listeners are as thrilled as I’m with the brand new collection.
“From James VI to Raeburn, we’re exploring a few of Scotland’s most well-known folks and locations, leading to a captivating line up of episodes to return.”
You’ll be able to pay attention and subscribe to Love Scotland on all the standard podcast channels, together with Apple and Spotify.
Diana Gabaldon added: “The one factor I like greater than speaking about Scotland is being there.
“After I was writing Outlander I learn every little thing I may get my arms on that was written by Scottish authors to get a sense for the speech.
“The Outlander impact is kind of unbelievable, issues occur that you just by no means consider or anticipate.”
Following the launch of its 10-year technique, Nature, Magnificence and Heritage for Everybody, the Nationwide Belief for Scotland has targeted on caring for Scotland’s particular locations, offering entry and delight to all and being a sustainable charity.
“The Belief at present takes care of over 100 locations throughout Scotland, from castles and coastlines, artwork to structure and wildlife.
“Episodes of Love Scotland focus on points near the Belief’s coronary heart, akin to conservation and sustainability.
Season six of Love Scotland begins on Friday 16 June 2023.
For extra info on the Nationwide Belief for Scotland or the Love Scotland podcast, go to www.nts.org.uk.