Learn the basics of tracing your Scottish ancestry in Part 1 of a new series. Plus, how to unlock bonus episodes and articles, mouthwatering shortbread, and more!Go to link
Profiles of two courageous Scots - medical pioneer Elsie Inglis and performing legend Sir Harry Lauder. You'll also hear Andrew's dad share a funny story from his tour of the Scottish Highlands back in 1978.Go to link
Music, music, and more music! This episode is all about the music! Enjoy songs from Deacon Blue, Capercaillie, Eddi Reader, Salsa Celtica, Iain Fraser, Simon Thoumire, and David McGuinness.Go to link
Learn the Scottish and spiritual roots of basketball as we profile minister and athlete James Naismith. And we'll look at fellow Scottish-Canadian Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of the popular children's novel Anne of Green Gables.Go to link
A rare unscripted edition of Simply Scottish discussing Sean Connery, Father's Day without Dad, and Scotland's short-lived EURO 2020 campaign.Go to link
Learn more about the Scottish roots of your favorite Scottish podcast, including a rare archive interview with Andrew Jr. and Sr. on Scottish radio station Central FM.Go to link
Watch our interview with Braveheart writer Randall Wallace!
WHERE TO LISTEN
Available on all major podcast platforms:
Also airing six days a week on the Celtic Radio Network.
WHAT WE DO
Simply Scottish is a podcast and blog hosted by Edinburgh-born, Seattle-based writer and media specialist Andrew McDiarmid. Formerly a weekly live radio show founded in 1999, the podcast combines the best Scottish music with culture, history, interviews, and more. The show has been profiled in the Daily Record's Scotland Now portal, STV's Scotland Today newscast, Celtic Life Magazine, Scottish Times, Caledonian Mercury, and other venues.
In addition to the podcast, Andrew has written about Scottish history and culture in The Scots Magazine, Scotland Magazine, History Scotland, Scottish Memories, The Herald (Glasgow), and more.