The Imagine Alba Podcast 

Welcome to the Imagine Alba Podcast, exploring Scotland’s captivating history, celebrated myths, spectacular landscapes and vibrant culture Join us for a virtual journey across Scotland as we Imagine Alba!


There are so many reasons to love Scotland, and on the Imagine Alba Podcast, we look forward to sharing some of them with you as we tell stories, meet interesting people, and have a great time. On each episode we  present a topic about the country, plus music and special features such as the Scots word of the day.


Through the Imagine Alba Podcast and online magazine, our goal is to share our love of Scotland and inspire your imagination, whether you live here, have visited, are planning a holiday or simply love all things Scottish. .

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October 19, 2018

Skeletons, spirits and haunts…yes it’s that time of year again, friends! And while according to Shel Silverstein, your friendly dentist invented this spooktacular holiday, many of the roots of our modern Halloween can actually be found in Scotland.

Transylvania may...

February 23, 2018

If you are like us and are addicted to the winter Olympics, no doubt you’ve been glued to your telly for the past two weeks. And while sports such as ski jumping, ice dancing and more recently, snow boarding, have traditionally been the darlings of the games, over the...

February 9, 2018

Today on the Imagine Alba Podcast, we celebrate Valentine’s Day with a look at Scottish wedding traditions.  Scotland is such a romantic country in which to get married, thanks to a plethora of gorgeous settings, whether it is a castle, a cathedral, a bucolic chapel or...

January 27, 2018

In this episode we have a story from this week's headlines, involving one of Scotland's more colourful characters, the notorious Jacobite and double agent- Simon Fraser, 11 Lord Lovat.

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Simon Fraser, 11th lord Lovat

 Simon Frase...

January 11, 2018

It's Burns Night on the Imagine Alba Podcast! In this episode, we explore the Scottish tradition of Burns Night, and we preview Glasgow's Celtic Connections, one of Europe's finest folk, roots and world music festivals.

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December 23, 2017

Ho Ho Holidays are Here!  The Best of Scotland’s Winter Festivals

Between raising the roof on St Andrew’s Day (30 November) for Scotland’s patron saint, and raising a dram in honour of the Bard on Burns Night (25 January) - with the world-famous Hogmanay celebratio...

December 21, 2017

On Episode 2 of the Imagine Alba Podcast, we discuss the origins of "Alba", the Gaelic name for Scotland, and why the country is called "Scotland" in English. We listen to music from The Kings' Road, Rab shares the Scots Word of the Day, and we shine the spotlight on t...

December 18, 2017

Welcome to the first episode of the Imagine Alba Podcast. In Episode One, we introduce ourselves, answer the question, “Why Scotland”? and address Michelle’s poor Gaelic language abilities.

You can listen to The Imagine Alba Podcast Episode 1 here by downloading from iT...

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