Your Host: Glen L. Moyer
I'm a veteran journalist with a background in radio, television, and print.
In 2013, I stumbled upon the BBC Drama, "Monarch of the Glen" on Netflix. That program awakened within me an appreciation of my Scots heritage. My ancestry has been traced to my 8th great-grandfather, Robert Gabriell Barnhill, born in Glasgow, in 1627. Another relative, Alexander Breckenridge, is thought to have been from either Ayrshire or Lanarkshire, moving to the Highlands under the influence of the Campbells of Breadalbane. He later emigrated to the Ulster Plantation in Ireland. His grandson, also Alexander Breckenridge, emigrated to the USA in the early 1700s.
I made two visits to Scotland in 2014-15 and now dream of retracing my ancestors steps, immigrating to Scotland and making it my home. This podcast is my way of sharing my love of that bonnie land, its people, its culture, and its history.