Neil Oliver's Love Letter to the British Isles

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44. Scotland’s Silver Brooch, Stirling

Season 1, Ep. 44

This Week Neil’s on his home turf delving into the deep history of one of the most glorious castles in the British Isles.


They say Stirling castle is the silver brooch that hitches the Highlands of Scotland to the lowlands. Neil very much regards it as his personal touch stone. It’s a place that was already well trodden by our ancestors when the Roman road builders turned up around AD80.

The castle, which sits atop a geological formation known as a crag and tail, has always been strategically vital, playing a crucial part in the history of Scotland and the British Isles.

Kings and queens have been born and raised there, battles fought, and scores settled in and around it. Jaw-dropping grandeur and beauty, it’s a place full of drama and passion, it’s a place Neil knows & loves well.

 

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