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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