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OU on the BBC: History of Scotland article icon

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OU on the BBC: History of Scotland

Neil Oliver returns to Scotland to explore its dramatic history.

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OU on the BBC: Coast

The always-surprising story of life on the edge of the British Isles - and beyond - is a co-production between the BBC and The Open University.

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A walk around... Glasgow

A roaring trade with the Americans and Europeans helped transform Glasgow from a nondescript, small town into a thriving metropolis with huge and expensive buildings. Find out how the Tobacco Lords changed the face of the city with Neil Oliver and guests.

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OU on the BBC: History of Scotland - About the series

Discover how we'll be decoding the secrets of the past. Find out more about the series

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A walk around... Stirling Castle

By 1715, the Act of Union with England, enacted eight years earlier, had failed to yield any noticeable benefits for Scotland. Find out about the events that led to rebellion with Neil Oliver, John Harrison, Bruce Lenman and Karin Bowie as they take a walk around Stirling.

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OU on the BBC: Coast 2009 - The presenters

Meet the faces who'll be leading you round the Coast in the 2009 BBC/OU series.

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Directions for the Edinburgh walk

Want to try the Edinburgh walk for yourself? Follow our directions.

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A walk around... Stirling

Neil Oliver takes a journey through Stirling, the historic heartland of Scotland, in the company of experts Richard Oram and Fiona Watson

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OU on the BBC: History Detectives - Gloves and a chest

Silk gloves packed into a walnut and a fine old travelling chest. The History Detectives unpack the fascinating stories behind each of them.

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OU on the BBC: History Detectives - Uranium And A Parson

Ray has a tin of uranium, Cath has a tin of documents and old photographs. The History detectives take the lid off both to reveal fascinating stories from the past.  

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OU on the BBC: Coast - About the 2007 series

Coast returns for a third series, with new adventures that involve journeys around the most extreme parts of the British Isles.

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OU on the BBC: Coast - About the 2006 series

The BAFTA award-winning Coast is back to explore new stories on our favourite stretches of spectacular shore.

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