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For the Love of Scotland is a podcast series from conservation charity, the National Trust for Scotland. From coastlines to castles, art to architecture, wildlife to wilderness, the National Trust for Scotland cares for and protects some of Scotland's most significant places and spaces, allowing them to be enjoyed today while protecting them for future generations. Hosted by former BBC Reporting Scotland anchor Jackie Bird, each episode will tell some of the thrilling stories behind the Trus ...
 
This podcast is for those people who want to improve their English and at the same time learn more about life in the U.K. It is aimed at intermediate level learners of English and is recorded, using everyday conversational English, by a group of volunteer teachers from a charity, the St Augustine’s Centre, based in Halifax, Yorkshire. We work particularly with Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Migrants and we hope this podcast will help those wanting to settle here and eventually become British C ...
 
Tofauti means 'difference' in Swahili. Crista Cullen MBE, Kenyan-raised and third generation conservationist is leveraging her position to help raise awareness within the conservation arena. The series will bring together a network of individuals united in their passion to make a difference. Authentic and eloquent, and driven daily to leave the world a better place, the series will leave listeners in a more positive place to know how to help, and help them understand the real issues on the g ...
 
Want to know the latest on keeping your pet healthy, both behaviourally and medically? Want to know what happens daily at your local vet clinic? Veterinarians, Drs Lewis Kirkham and Robbie Anderton, provide an informative, light-hearted chat about the health of your pet. It includes veterinary, behaviour and training advice for pet owners, dog trainers, cat lovers, veterinarians, veterinary technicians and; veterinary nurses. Dr Lewis has further qualifications in animal behaviour and Dr Rob ...
 
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In this episode, our host Jackie Bird is in Helensburgh, diving into family life inside The Hill House - Charles Rennie Mackintosh's domestic masterpiece. In this episode, Jackie learns all about The Hill House as a family home, with Taylah Egbers, Visitor Services Supervisor who shares an insight into the Blackie family who lived there.…
 
In this weeks episode I’m talking to Francesca trotman who is the founder of love the oceans a non-profit marine conservation organisation working in Jangamo Bay, Mozambique. Their mission is to protect the marine environment in Jangamo, Mozambique, by conducting education projects and scientific research that will support the establishment of a Ma…
 
This week the two veterinarians discuss rat and mouse bait poisoning of dogs and cats and the shortage of the antidote; Helping cats enjoy their visit to the vet and keeping them calm in hospital; Some tips on examining urine under the microscope and every cat persons nightmare. This episode is proudly supported by Zylkene from Vetquinol- a safe wa…
 
This week we discuss; Is there an adolescence period in dogs where they are more 'naughty' and harder to train? What does the science say but more importantly what does Dr Lewis' Journal Club say? A new type of mouse poison described a napalm to be used in the NSW mouse plague - what is the likely damage to the local wildlife? Dr Lewis does a denta…
 
When you think of Wales three things come to mind, rugby, rolling green hills and iolo Williams in worryingly short shorts. For those that don’t know iolo he is currently one of the main presenters for the hit BBC nature show spring watch and has also appeared in many other programmes including rugged Wales, great welsh parks and welsh language pro…
 
This week I’m talking to prolific nature writer & biologist Amy Jane-beer who is based in Yorkshire and writes columns for the Guardian, BBC Wildlife and Countryfile Magazine. She currently has two books coming out with A Tree A Day in September and The Flow: a return to the river going to take a little bit about those and nature writing in general…
 
This week the Vet's get gritty - more chat on cases we've had and problems we faced - less on the football. Things dog's eat at the beach Grass seeds in ears 2 difficult cases The Veterinary Crisis The problem with COVID consults This episode is proudly supported by Zylkene from Vetquinol- a safe way to help your dog or cat that may be stressed or …
 
All to often I focus on the living things on this podcast but thought it was be great to delve into the past and what many animals leave behind, bones and there’s one person who sprung straight to mind to speak about them and that’s Ben Garrod. Ben is a professor of Evolutionary Biology and Science Engagement at the University of East Anglia and al…
 
In this episode, our host Jackie Bird is in Edinburgh at one of the oldest buildings on the Royal Mile. Gladstone's Land is a six-storey tenement and has been a fixture on the Lawnmarket for 500 years. In this episode, Jackie travels through time, from the 16th Century to present day, with Dr Kate Stephenson to learn about the real-life stories of …
 
This week the two veterinarians discuss: A new medication for canine arthritis Is doggy day care good for all dogs? What is 'Pass the Puppy' at Puppy School and is it a good thing? Antibiotics and their correct use This episode is proudly supported by Zylkene from Vetquinol- a safe way to help your dog or cat that may be stressed or have a mild anx…
 
Today I’m joined by Sally Le Page who is a biologist and full-time science YouTuber you may of seen some of her content including shed science, nature dates and the secrets of sex but there’s loads of content to explore on her channel which if you want to check it out is her name. PhD from the University of Oxford and specialises in breaking scienc…
 
The vets are back - after a short break! This week they discuss: Flynn's Walk Dr Lewis is undertaking a new course A new experimental treatment possibility for feline chronic kidney disease Dr Robbie tells us what breeds of dogs vets apparently don't like... Informed consent - answers in our bulging mail bag Decal Gal does her own, overseas Flynn's…
 
I’m chatting with MNHP tutor Adrian Brown he is a senior lecturer on the BA(Hons) Marine & Natural History Photography and heads the third year of the degree course. He also runs the professional photographic practice modules during the student's second year. In this episode we talk about the course, what it takes to get on it and what percentage o…
 
The life of a travel writer typically means months at a time spent away from home. But both Kathryn and Eric have found significant others who, far from discouraging us from taking trips, appreciate how our passion for travel drives us and encourage us to see as much of the world as possible. During normal times, that is. This past year has been co…
 
Being grounded for much of the pandemic has had hosts Kathryn Romeyn and Eric Rosen taking a harder look at how our passion for travel is contributing to climate change, and asking if there are ways we can address our environmental impact without simply giving up flying altogether. In today’s episode, Eric interviews three experts on the ways that …
 
In this episode I’m chatting to German biologist Katrin Linse of the British Antarctic Survey who has spent the last 25 years researching biodiversity and in particular looking at what’s living deep in out oceans. We talk about giant squid, megaladon, the mysterious "bloop" and how animals adapt to live down in the depths. Facebook Page Twitter…
 
1 May marks a milestone birthday for the National Trust for Scotland. Founded in 1931, the charity has been safeguarding natural and built heritage across Scotland for 90 years. In this episode, Jackie is joined by Phil Long, the Chief Executive of the charity.By For the love of Scotland podcast
 
In todays show we’ll be looking at how wolves got domesticated, if dogs and wolves are the same species and how dogs have changed are own evolution. One thing I wanted to find out was how we got from the might wolf to a walking sausage so I got in touch with Greger Larson. He studied at Oxford and the University of Colorado before receiving his PhD…
 
They say the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, and over years of travel writing, Eric and Kathryn have discovered that adage is true for falling in love with a city, too. As we’ve eaten our way through countless global destinations, in many cases we’ve simultaneously consumed local knowledge, history and context. It turns out food i…
 
We are in the same 'pod cave' for this weeks record and the HiFi sound is something to exquisite! Chat on this weeks episode: Informed consent for vet procedures - we need the listeners input Flynn's Walk - we'll see you there (after Robbie has finished his orange cutting for his son's football team) Dog play study results The Easter bunny takes th…
 
Eric traveled to Kenya with Micato Safaris in partnership and the Elewana Collection of lodges in December, reassured by both organizations’ stringent COVID health protocols. While staying at Elewana Kifaru House in the biodiverse Lewa Wildilfe Conservancy, Eric spoke to the CEO of Lewa, Mike Watson, about how the conservancy is persevering through…
 
Who would have thought we would get to 150 episodes - thank you everyone for your support over the last 3 years! We discuss: 13 common dog training mistakes and how to avoid them What to look out for when choosing a dog trainer A potential cure for the terrible Tassie Devil Facial tumour - from Spain The sad passing of a well known woke icon... **O…
 
Every year, seabirds gather in their millions across Scotland after migrating from across the globe, and their arrival can signal the first signs of spring. In this episode, NTS Rangers Ciaran Hatsell and Emily Wilkins join Jackie Bird to talk about two great wildlife spectacles.By For the love of Scotland podcast
 
Today I’ve got an old friend on, Jacky Poon. We went to college and university together and its been great watching his career go from strength to strength. He lived in Nottingham for a few years before moving back to china in the yuan province. He’s a camera operator, director and drone pilot having worked for then blue chip BBC series such as Sev…
 
What is our responsibility as travelers to follow politics, current events, and human rights issues in a destination we are interested in visiting? And should we be avoiding places where we believe the government carries out unethical policies? Travel invites us to explore faraway cultures and environments, yes. But it also invites us to look insid…
 
Surgical amputation of limbs/ toes is a common procedure in the vet clinic. Why do we do it? Do pets cope well? The 2 vets also discuss eye, nose and teeth removal too. Bears are getting friendly in California and Lewis has a theory as to why. Robbie employs a new graduate and gives sage advice to one of the newest members of the profession. The ba…
 
In this weeks podcast I’m speaking to fellow East Midlander Jack Baddams. He’s worked as a bird ringer, volunteered at sherwood forest and currently works on Springwatch as researcher. So we discuss a bit about Jacks career but also look are all non native species bad? Are we at the point of no return with some alien species and discuss a new type …
 
Cut off from mainland Australia by the Bass Strait for more than 12,000 years, Tasmania retains a sense of isolation and mystique. However, as Eric discovered on a two-week road trip, the island is home to some of the country’s most fascinating and sustainability-focused travel experiences. We begin by interviewing Clyde Mansell, an elder of Tasman…
 
Today I’m talking to a childhood hero of mine I remember growing up in the 90’s and watching all the wildlife programmes on animal planet and two people really stood out to me the late great Steve Irwin and todays guest mark o’shea who hosted o’shes big adventure where he’s go around catching dangerous reptiles to collect data, venom and help peopl…
 
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