Welcome to Scotland.

The Founding Scots
The Founding Scots

A look at the Scottish influence on America's Declaration of Independence. We can even claim Thomas Jefferson himself!

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Off/Script: Sean Connery, Father's Day, EURO 2020
Off/Script: Sean Connery, Father's Day, EURO 2020

A rare unscripted edition of Simply Scottish discussing Sean Connery, Father's Day without Dad, and Scotland's short-lived EURO 2020 campaign.

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The Battle for Culloden
The Battle for Culloden

An interview with battlefield operations manager Raoul Curtis Machin about protecting the site from developers and obscurity.

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Simply Scottish in South Texas
Simply Scottish in South Texas

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.

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Six Degrees of Scotland, pt 4: Joan Baez, Uncle Sam, and Jack Daniel
Six Degrees of Scotland, pt 4: Joan Baez, Uncle Sam, and Jack Daniel

In the latest of our Six Degrees series, enjoy great Gaelic music and profiles of three more prominent American Scots!

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Peace in the Pandemic
Peace in the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us dramatically. Here's a sampling of Scottish music and inspiration to encourage you!

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Tea and a Blether: Melrose Abbey and Edinburgh Castle
Tea and a Blether: Melrose Abbey and Edinburgh Castle

In the first of an informal chat series, we discuss a visit to the homeland.

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Dunfermline: Scotland's Historic Capital
Dunfermline: Scotland's Historic Capital

Our latest Wee Yin takes us to Dunfermline, ancient seat of Scotland's royals!

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The Legacy of Carnegie's Libraries
The Legacy of Carnegie's Libraries

A look at Andrew Carnegie's libraries in Scotland a century later.

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Six Degrees of Scotland, Pt. 3
Six Degrees of Scotland, Pt. 3

The latest in our Six Degrees series featuring Judy Garland, Washington Irving, and William Kennedy Dickson.

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Six Degrees of Scotland, pt. 2
Six Degrees of Scotland, pt. 2

A look at famous Scottish Americans, including Reese Witherspoon, Ronald Reagan, and Johnny Cash.

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Wee Yin #3
Wee Yin #3

Find out how to be a sponsor of the show!

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WHERE TO LISTEN
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WHAT WE DO

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Podcast

Your regular dose of all things Scottish, including music, culture, history, and interviews. Available on all major podcast platforms.

Blog

Learn about Scottish history and culture through informative posts on the Simply Scottish Blog from Andrew McDiarmid and other guest writers.

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MISSION

 The mission of Simply Scottish is to build an educated, passionate community of Scotland lovers around the world that is dedicated to promoting Scotland's interests and living out the Scottish qualities of friendship, perseverance, and industry.

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ABOUT

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.

 

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