About Uncovering Scotland

Uncovering Scotland aims at offering an alternative view of the land of the Scots. Taking a step away from the traditional stereotypes of the haggis-eating kilt-wearing bagpiper, this multimedia site highlights some of the lesser known aspects of Scottish culture and traditions.

Robert the Bruce and William Wallace are two names synonymous with Scottish history but what of the country’s unsung heroes? Scotch is a favourite tipple worldwide but what’s behind the history of whisky distilling? William Shakespeare’s Macbeth helped to establish Scotland’s reputation as a breeding ground for witchcraft and the supernatural but what are the lesser-known ghost stories of the land? Take the opportunity to learn about some of the mythical creatures in Scottish folklore which don’t always make the fairytales.

Also featured are some of the hidden gems in Scotland’s music and festival culture which sometimes get over shadowed by bigger events. With original interviews, podcasts and video footage discover something about Scotland you never knew before…

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