Fronted by historian and adventurer Ashley Cowie and presenter and journalist Sarah Mack, the series looks back in time to discover the places and people that make up Scotland's history, with Sarah and Ashley travelling from the Borders in the south to Shetland in the north.

The new series features some of the most fascinating events in Scottish history, including the Shetland Bus, the special WW2 operation that linked Shetland to Germany occupied Norway; the Great Fire of Glasgow in 1652; the historical naval base Scapa Flow; the Udston mining disaster in Hamilton; the Scots who fought in the Spanish Civil War and Dundee aviation pioneer Preston Watson.

Presenter Ashley Cowie said: "The history of Scotland is found not only in books, but in the stories and folklore of its people. This series is extra special to me as we travelled the length of Scotland and filmed some great characters in my home county of Caithness, giving the show a truly nationwide appeal."

Sarah Mack said: "It has been a fantastic opportunity to work on a series that never ceases to amaze me with the weird, wonderful and sometimes gruesome history it explores. No matter where you live in this great country we want to encourage you to scratch the surface and take a closer look because you never know what tales and adventures you might unearth right on your doorstep." Elizabeth Partyka, deputy director of channels at STV, said: "This new series is a must-see for anyone with an interest in Scotland's history, with Ashley and Sarah travelling all over Scotland to delve into some of the most remarkable stories of our past."

 

ALL EPISODES CAN BE VIEWED ONLINE HERE AT STV.TV OR YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE STV PLAYER APP AND STREAM THE SHOW ON ANY DEVICE, ANYWHERE, AT ANY TIME.

 

EPISODE LIST

Fri 28 Apr, 8.00 pm. Sarah Mack and Ashley Cowie delve into stories from Scotland's past including naval commander John Paul Jones, Indian Peter, the world's oldest comic and a 13th-century wizard.

 

Fri 21 Apr, 8.00 pm.  A newly unearthed diary describing life as a Scot during the Jacobite rebellions, the story of essayist Thomas De Quincey and the curious death of Jean Milne; a story of murder, mystery and intrigue.

Fri 14 Apr, 8.00 pm. From New Lanark to an abandoned cinema in Partick, the People's History team bring you Scotland's past.

Fri 07 Apr, 8.00 pm. Sarah Mack and Ashley Cowie dig deeper into Scotland's social history, featuring Pollock Country Park, Field Marshall James Keith, Alexander Greek Thomson and the real Merlin.

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Fri 31 Mar, 8.00 pm. Sarah Mack and Ashley Cowie dig deeper into Scotland's social history, featuring The Great Fire of Glasgow, Eric Liddell, Robert the Bruce and the story of Black Agnes.

Fri 11 Nov, 6.15 pm. Angus Simpson looks at the stories of the servicemen and women who we remember at this time of year.

Tue 01 Nov, 7.30 pm. Sarah Mack and Ashley Cowie have tales from Scotland's past, including the stories of the Gorbals Vampire, Drumchapel Amateurs football club and the shipwreck of the Annie Jane.

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Tue 25 Oct, 7.30 pm. Paul Hughes travels to Barbados in search of the truth behind the story of Scottish white slaves and examines Scotland's role in the Caribbean slave trade.

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Tue 18 Oct, 7.30 pm. Sarah Mack and Ashley Cowie have more tales from Scotland's past, including the stories of the Battle of George Square, the Vatersay Raiders and the remarkable Isabella Elder.

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Tue 04 Oct, 7.30 pm. Tales from Scotland's past, including when Buffalo Bill came to Glasgow and an interview with the last survivor of the Arandora Star, which was sunk by German U-Boats in WWII.

27/9/2016. More fascinating stories from Scotland's past. This week's tales include safe cracker 'Gentle' Johnny Ramensky and the scandalous murder trial of Madeleine Smith.

Tue 20 Sep, 7.30 pm. Join Fergus Sutherland for a People's History Show special where he explores the history and sites of Roman Scotland.

Tue 13 Sep, 7.30 pm. Sarah Mack and Ashley Cowie look back in time to discover more stories that make up Scotland's People's History, including Glasgow's last tram journey and Aberdeen's last hangman.

Tue 06 Sep, 7.30 pm. Sarah Mack and Ashley Cowie look back at stories that make up Scotland's people's history. Featuring the tragic story of boxer Benny Lynch, and 19th century body-snatchers.

Mon 15 Feb, 8.30 pm. Dan Sweeney and Dan Gray take a look at the history of the transport links between Edinburgh and Glasgow including the Union and Forth and Clyde Canals, the M8 and Glasgow Central Station.

Mon 08 Feb, 8.30 pm. Step back in time with historians Dan Sweeney and Dan Gray as they take a look into some of the fascinating stories from Glasgow and Edinburgh's past.

Mon 01 Feb, 8.30 pm. Tonight on The People's History Show step back in time with historians Dan Sweeney and Dan Gray as they take a look into some fascinating stories from Glasgow and Edinburgh's past.

Mon 25 Jan, 8.30 pm. David Farrell explores Glasgow's oldest house The Provand's Lordship and discovers some fascinating stories from Glasgow's medieval past.

Mon 18 Jan, 8.30 pm. Tonight on The People's History Show David Farrell takes us around Glasgow's iconic People's Palace and we explore the history of the monuments in the surrounding Glasgow Green.

Mon 11 Jan, 8.30 pm. Join David Farrell on The People's History Show for a journey through Scotland's educational past at the magnificent Scotland Street School Museum.

Mon 21 Dec, 8.30 pm. On The People's History Show David Farrell takes a special look around the Glasgow Museum Resource Centre which stores over 1.4 million objects when they're not on display in Glasgow's museums.

Mon 14 Dec, 8.30 pm. On The People's History Show David Farrell takes a special look around Glasgow's Riverside Museum and find's out about Glasgow's rich transport history - from locomotives to skateboards.

Mon 07 Dec, 8.30 pm. On The People's History Show with Dan Sweeney and Fergus Sutherland we learn about the 'most haunted place in Edinburgh' & we celebrate 25 years of Glasgow Rock Club 'The Cathouse'.

Mon 23 Nov, 8.30 pm. On The People's History Show with Dan Sweeney and Fergus Sutherland we learn how The Morse Code was developed and even used by a Glaswegian on the Titanic!

Mon 30 Nov, 8.30 pm. On The People's History Show with Dan Sweeney and Fergus Sutherland we have the criminal history of Glasgow's Taxi Driver Killer and we're at the Museum of Edinburgh.

 

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