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Visit the North East of Scotland - Unlocking Aberdeenshire

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Today we are having a slightly different podcast as we are talking all things Christmas and Hogmanay in Scotland.  I share some of the traditions around this time of year, we hear from a good friend Catherine Leiper about her experiences of the
In today’s episode I’m speaking with Martin Bennie an Aberdeenshire based Photographer who has a passion for landscape photography and getting out into nature.  Aberdeenshire has been Martin's inspiration for the last few years after spending t
We are heading into the hills today with mountain guide Garry Cormack from Hillgoers.Garry shares with us his adventures on the hills, and what he loves about getting outside and into nature.  Hillgoers offer guided walks throughout Scotland wi
In today’s episode we are staying on the adventure sports topic and we are having a conversation with Steven Strathie, a keen adventure cyclist and outdoor sports enthusiast.  Steven recently joined the board of directors of local adventure com
In this episode we are speaking with James Wight from Sup2Summit based in Montrose.  James started his business about 4 ½ years ago when after spending many years working for others in outdoor adventure sports all over the world, he wanted to r
We are back with second podcast series of Visit the North East of Scotland!  My name is Jacqueline van den Akker and I am your host.  Can I say that I am very excited to be back again with a brand new series of episodes.We will continue our con
In today’s episode we are meeting with Vivien Rae who has a professional and personal passion for tourism in the North East of Scotland. Not only does Vivien work as marketing guru for several events and tourism related businesses she also dedi
In this short episode we wanted to say thank you to all of you have have listened and shared our podcast.  Also a thank you to the guests who have appeared on the episodes so far and do share with us your ideas for future programmes.  We do hav
In today’s episode we are speaking with David McCubbin who is passionate about supporting smaller villages along the North East Coastal Route to become thriving communities for residents and visitors alike.  David moved up to Aberdeenshire from
In today’s episode we are speaking with drinks producer Claire Rennie who is based in the coastal community of Rosehearty in the North East of Aberdeenshire.  Claire started her company Summerhouse drinks back in 2014 followed shortly by Walter
In today’s episode we are speaking with Calum Lockerbie owner of Bothies & Bannocks. Calum is a local lad with a passion for top quality, seasonal local produce and provides a range of fun and informative food and drink experiences in the Deesi
In this episode we are speaking with one of Aberdeenshire’s very talented Chefs Ross Cochrane who is the Executive Chef at Ballater’s The Rothesay Rooms and The Carriage.Ross has spent the last 17 years developing his talents in hotels and rest
In this episode we are speaking with blue badge tour guide Alasdair Brodie.  Alasdair is born and raised in Aberdeenshire and grew up on a farm where he developed his love for agriculture. Alasdair talks about the agricultural history of Aberde
Welcome and thank you for tuning in to the Visit the North East of Scotland Podcast .  Today, we are continuing our conversation with Dr. Fiona-Jane Brown who previously shared with us local traditions and character traits of the people of the
In this episode I am speaking with Dr. Fiona-Jane Brown about local heritage in Aberdeenshire.  Fiona-Jane shares with us how she developed her love of history and stories from an early age. In fact, there is so much we want to share, we have e
In this episode we meet outdoor enthusiast Lyle Smith.  Lyle owns the adventure sports company Granite Adventures and he shares with us why he is passionate about outdoor sports in the North East and believes everyone can find something suitabl
In this episode I am speaking with Justin Kieron, who settled in Aberdeen nearly 20 years ago. Justin developed his passion for the great outdoors while serving in the Army and this has been a great source of joy ever since.  After moving to th
This first podcast is to introduce our travel guide to the North East of Scotland.  In the podcast series we will be talking about a variety of topics to help you plan for your visit and find out more about what is available in and around Aberd
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