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Scotland Starts Here

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Scotland Starts Here

Scotland Starts Here

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We’re going to let you in one of the UK's best-kept secrets. Brimming with history, charm, and natural beauty, the Scottish Borders and Midlothian are fascinating and utterly irresistible visitor destinations. We'll transport you back in time, to the days of the Border Reivers; Mary, Queen of Scots, and William Wallace. We'll show you how to find adventure in the great outdoors, whether on foot, horseback, or two wheels. It’s where culture starts too. Follow in the footsteps of famous designers who have been drawn to one of the world's greatest textile centres. Have we started to whet your appetite yet? If so you’ll discover why this incredible part of the country gets called "Scotland's breadbasket". It all starts right here. Subscribe and listen now, and visit www.scotlandstartshere.com for more information.

Latest Episodes

Food and Drink

Farm-to-fork experiences and taste sensations start here. Whether it's a trip out in the pristine Berwickshire Marine Reserve to reel in your own fresh fish supper, an evening of exquisite locally-sourced fine dining, or a tour of old and brand-spanking new distilleries and breweries, Midlothian and the Scottish Borders are perfect for foodies. Our destination is burgeoning with sustainably-sourced fish, meat, and game. Did we mention the fresh fruit and veg, cheese, craft ales, and artisan gins and whiskies? We’re even home to a world-renowned chocolatier. What a menu. You'll be salivating the second you tap play. Listen and transport yourself to Scotland's breadbasket - and visit www.scotlandstartshere.com

36 MINJAN 30
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Food and Drink

Art and Textiles

Heritage, culture and high fashion start hereFollow in the footsteps of celebrated fashion designers to the Scottish Borders and Midlothian, and discover why it’s a global centre of textile manufacture and high fashion. You might not arrive on Concorde like Vivienne Westwood and Donna Karan used to, but you can sample the same luxury and impeccable craftsmanship at our mills and visitor centres. In this episode, we’ll also showcase a unique opportunity to spend time at the home and studio of a globally renowned Midlothian artist. Guess who? It all starts the moment you press play.Listen now - and visit www.scotlandstartshere.com for more.

36 MINJAN 22
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Art and Textiles

Active and Outdoors

Adventure starts here. The Scottish Borders and Midlothian are essential destinations for anyone who loves the great outdoors. Whether it's the peaks, glens and reservoirs of the Pentland Hills, or the world-renowned Tweed Valley trails - that are perfect for exploring, on foot, horse, or mountain bike. There are rivers, cliff walks, snorkelling, and kayaking - all less than an hour from Edinburgh by road or rail. Episode 2 of Scotland Starts Here introduces you to the people who know all about adventure. It starts here. Get your heart racing the moment you tap play. Listen now - and visit www.scotlandstartshere.com for more.

31 MINJAN 15
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Active and Outdoors

History, Heritage and the Border Reivers

History starts here. Episode 1 of Scotland Starts Here takes us back to the days of the wild and bloodthirsty Border Reivers, to William Wallace, and Mary, Queen of Scots. We'll whisk you away on a tour of hidden towers, majestic monuments and battle sites. You’ll discover why the famous Bear Gates at Traquair House have been kept locked for hundreds of years. You'll also visit the Midlothian abbey where Scotland's Declaration of Independence was drafted in 1320. We’ll even canter alongside the jaw-dropping Common Ridings, one of Europe's greatest equestrian spectacles. This is where history starts. Where Scotland starts. And it all begins the moment you tap play. Subscribe and listen now - and start planning your trip at www.scotlandstartshere.com

38 MINJAN 14
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History, Heritage and the Border Reivers

Introduction

We're here to let you in on one of the UK's best kept secrets. The Scotland Starts Here podcasts will introduce you to the natural beauty, heritage, and culture of Midlothian and the Scottish Borders. We hope to inspire you to plan your next holiday or day-trip. Visit www.scotlandstartshere.com for much more!

2 MINJAN 11
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Latest Episodes

Food and Drink

Farm-to-fork experiences and taste sensations start here. Whether it's a trip out in the pristine Berwickshire Marine Reserve to reel in your own fresh fish supper, an evening of exquisite locally-sourced fine dining, or a tour of old and brand-spanking new distilleries and breweries, Midlothian and the Scottish Borders are perfect for foodies. Our destination is burgeoning with sustainably-sourced fish, meat, and game. Did we mention the fresh fruit and veg, cheese, craft ales, and artisan gins and whiskies? We’re even home to a world-renowned chocolatier. What a menu. You'll be salivating the second you tap play. Listen and transport yourself to Scotland's breadbasket - and visit www.scotlandstartshere.com

36 MINJAN 30
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Food and Drink

Art and Textiles

Heritage, culture and high fashion start hereFollow in the footsteps of celebrated fashion designers to the Scottish Borders and Midlothian, and discover why it’s a global centre of textile manufacture and high fashion. You might not arrive on Concorde like Vivienne Westwood and Donna Karan used to, but you can sample the same luxury and impeccable craftsmanship at our mills and visitor centres. In this episode, we’ll also showcase a unique opportunity to spend time at the home and studio of a globally renowned Midlothian artist. Guess who? It all starts the moment you press play.Listen now - and visit www.scotlandstartshere.com for more.

36 MINJAN 22
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Art and Textiles

Active and Outdoors

Adventure starts here. The Scottish Borders and Midlothian are essential destinations for anyone who loves the great outdoors. Whether it's the peaks, glens and reservoirs of the Pentland Hills, or the world-renowned Tweed Valley trails - that are perfect for exploring, on foot, horse, or mountain bike. There are rivers, cliff walks, snorkelling, and kayaking - all less than an hour from Edinburgh by road or rail. Episode 2 of Scotland Starts Here introduces you to the people who know all about adventure. It starts here. Get your heart racing the moment you tap play. Listen now - and visit www.scotlandstartshere.com for more.

31 MINJAN 15
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Active and Outdoors

History, Heritage and the Border Reivers

History starts here. Episode 1 of Scotland Starts Here takes us back to the days of the wild and bloodthirsty Border Reivers, to William Wallace, and Mary, Queen of Scots. We'll whisk you away on a tour of hidden towers, majestic monuments and battle sites. You’ll discover why the famous Bear Gates at Traquair House have been kept locked for hundreds of years. You'll also visit the Midlothian abbey where Scotland's Declaration of Independence was drafted in 1320. We’ll even canter alongside the jaw-dropping Common Ridings, one of Europe's greatest equestrian spectacles. This is where history starts. Where Scotland starts. And it all begins the moment you tap play. Subscribe and listen now - and start planning your trip at www.scotlandstartshere.com

38 MINJAN 14
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History, Heritage and the Border Reivers

Introduction

We're here to let you in on one of the UK's best kept secrets. The Scotland Starts Here podcasts will introduce you to the natural beauty, heritage, and culture of Midlothian and the Scottish Borders. We hope to inspire you to plan your next holiday or day-trip. Visit www.scotlandstartshere.com for much more!

2 MINJAN 11
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Introduction
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