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Borders Bletherings – Darien Part 2

The Darien Venture: how the Scots set out to create an overland route to connect the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and what was the legacy. Listen on spotify, amazon music, apple podcasts, google podcasts or via our website https://bordersbletherings.uk/

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Borders Bletherings – Darien Part 1

The Darien Venture: how the Scots set out to create an overland route to connect the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Listen on spotify, amazon music, apple podcasts, google podcasts or via our website https://bordersbletherings.uk/

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Borders Bletherings – the Crusades

Christian knights, infidels, battles, Constantinople and an elephant – the story of the Crusades. Listen on spotify, amazon music, apple podcasts, google podcasts or via our website https://bordersbletherings.uk/

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Borders Bletherings – Pilgrimage in the Borders

Pilgrimage in the Borders – listen as Mary and Doug wander the medieval pilgrim routes and discover the realities of pilgrimage. Listen on spotify, amazon music, apple podcasts, google podcasts or via our website https://bordersbletherings.uk/

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Two Tams

The stories of Thomas the Rhymer and Tam Lin, come with Mary and Doug in this instalment as they explore the shadowy and definitely magical world of the Scottish Borders. Listen on spotify, amazon music, apple podcasts, google podcasts or … Continue reading

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Borders Bletherings – The Black Death

The Black Death, more accurately called the Great Pestilence, in the Borders: how Bubonic Plague shaped social and economic life in the 14th century. Listen on spotify, amazon music, apple podcasts, google podcasts or via our website https://bordersbletherings.uk/

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Borders Bletherings – How Scottish are the Scottish Borders?

Debate and discussion, in this podcast, Mary and Doug debate this question and explore what it really means to be Scottish. Listen on spotify, amazon music, apple podcasts, google podcasts or via our website https://bordersbletherings.uk/

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Borders Bletherings – Robert Burns

The braw lads o’ Galla Water – Robert Burns’ great visit to the Borders. Listen to Mary and Doug as they follow Robert Burns as he explores the Borders, Listen on spotify, amazon music, apple podcasts, google podcasts or via … Continue reading

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Kings and Queens 2

Completing the wonderful story of Scotland’s Gypsy Kings and Queens.(The word ‘Gypsy’ is used here in its historical sense and no disrespect is intended in its use) Listen on spotify, amazon music, apple podcasts, google podcasts or via our website https://bordersbletherings.uk/

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Gypsy Kings and Queens 1

Come on an amazing journey about the rich story of Scotland’s Gypsy Kings and Queens.(The word ‘Gypsy’ is used here in its historical sense and no disrespect is intended in its use) Listen on spotify, amazon music, apple podcasts, google … Continue reading

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