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For the love of Scotland podcasts

Hosted by former BBC Reporting Scotland anchor Jackie Bird, each episode will tell some of the thrilling stories behind the Trust’s people and places, showcasing how everything we do is for the love of Scotland.

Derek Alexander – Scotland’s Indiana Jones

Jackie Bird meets Derek Alexander (Head of Archaeology at the National Trust for Scotland) as he talks about some of his most fascinating finds and why he loves being in the field.

Listen to Meet Derek Alexander – Scotland’s Indiana Jones


Jeff Waddell – Caring for Scotland’s environment

Jeff Waddell (Senior Natural Heritage Advisor at the National Trust for Scotland) takes Jackie Bird on a tour of some of Scotland’s most beautiful walking routes. He discusses the vital work we carry out every day to protect and conserve the country’s natural heritage.

Listen to Caring for Scotland’s environment with Jeff Waddell


Raoul Curtis-Machin – Protecting Culloden Battlefield

Raoul Curtis-Machin (Operations Manager at Culloden) talks to Jackie Bird about the story of Britain’s last pitched battle and the findings of the National Trust for Scotland’s Culloden 300 consultation.

Listen to Protecting Culloden Battlefield with Raoul Curtis-Machin


Mark Beaumont – Scotland's wild spaces

Trust supporter and endurance athlete Mark Beaumont talks about some of his favourite places in Scotland and why it's important that they're looked after for future generations to experience and enjoy.

Listen to Scotland's wild spaces with Mark Beaumont


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