The Imagine Alba Podcast- Episode 5


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 Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat


Painting, from a caricature of Lord Lovat made shortly before his execution


The execution of Lord Lovat, from the Newgate Calendar


From a Jacobite broadside


Engraving of Westminster Hall during the trial of Lord Lovat Show Lord Lovat's trial, building completely full for trial


Jacobite broadside - Lovat's Ghost on Pilgrimage


Wardlaw Mausoleum and Cemetery


Castle Beaufort near Beauly, Invernessshire, the ancestral seat of the Frasers of Lovat. Image by Craig Wallace

The music in this episode is by Imagine Alba Productions, The Kings' Road and Rab Woods. Featured is the traditional tune to "The Skye Boat Song", about Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745. The song has been adapted by Bear McCreary as the theme song for the TV series "Outlander." Here is the original song, with lyrics, by The Corries:


Scots Word of the Day

Here are the correct spellings of the place names used in the Scots Word of the Day section: Ecclefechan, Auchtermuchty, Drumnadrochit and Ardnamurchan


Image courtesy of Visit Scotland


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