Wild for Scotland Podcast
About Wild for Scotland

About Wild for Scotland

About the Podcast

Wild for Scotland is an immersive storytelling podcast by award-winning Scotland travel blogger Kathi Kamleitner (Watch Me See).

The podcast is for Scotland-lovers around the world who dream of a journey to Scotland, or look for inspiration for their upcoming trip.

The show enables you to lean back and travel to Scotland. It allows you to connect with the country through stories, indulge in a little bit of escapism and dream up future trips.

Episodes include immersive stories as well as practical trips to inspire future trips or interviews with exciting guests from all over Scotland.

Wild for Scotland is a member of Tremula Network.


Meet the Host

Kathi Kamleitner is an Austrian writer, who moved to Scotland in 2013 for uni, fell in love with the country and never left. Her award-winning Scotland travel blog Watch Me See is a trusted resource for visitors planning a trip to Scotland. She offers private walking tours of Glasgow and tailored itinerary planning services. Find out more about Kathi here.

Wild for Scotland is Kathi’s first podcast, but a natural continuation of her work with Watch Me See – a place to help people connect with Scotland through stories, pictures and sounds.


Season 1: Islands

The first season of Wild for Scotland is all about the Scottish isles.

Each of the 10 episodes travels to a different Scottish island on the west coast. Stories include:

  • Visiting puffins on the Isle of Lunga.
  • Hiking the Hebridean Way from Vatersay to Lewis.
  • Tasting the best whiskies on Islay.
  • Witnessing a stunning sunrise on the Isle of Skye.

The episodes aired from March to May 2021

A tiny figure in a yellow rain jacket standing in the distance on the cliff edge of a green island. The steep cliffs of the island are visible in the background.
A car on a straight road framed by a forest.

Season 2: Road Trips

The second season of Wild for Scotland is all about road trips.

Consisting of 10 episodes, the season drives down different scenic routes and explores the wonders of the Scottish roads. Stories include:

  • Driving down the Road to the Isles from Fort William to Mallaig.
  • A road trip to the Rhins of Galloway peninsula in southwest Scotland.
  • Exploring the roads on the west coast of Lewis.

The episodes aired from September to November 2021

Season 3 & 4: People of Scotland

Inspired by Scotland’s Year of Stories, the third and forth season of Wild for Scotland are all about the people who make a trip to Scotland so special – and their stories.

Consisting of 20 episodes, the season mixes story and interview episodes and dives into the stories and lives of the people of Scotland. Stories include:

  • The life of a mountain guide with Kirsty Pallas
  • Scotland’s ancient history with Heather Thomas Smith
  • Exploring underwater at the Argyll Hope Spot
  • Edinburgh’s Black history and Lisa Williams.
  • Learning Gaelic in the outdoors and Calum McLean.
  • The women on Glasgow’s Necropolis and Adele Patrick

Season 3 aired from April to June 2023

Season 4 aired from October to December 2022


Season 5: Uisge – Scottish Waters

Inspired by the beauty of Scottish waterways and the enthusiasm of fellow lovers of freshwater and the sea, the fifth season of Wild for Scotland dives into our country’s vast and varied bodies of water.

This season highlights a vast variety of Scottish waterways, from the shallow bays of the rugged west coast to the peat pools of blanket bogs in the northern Highlands. Activities include sailing, snorkelling, paddleboarding, swimming and canoeing and stories will cover topics like the health benefits of swimming, the Gaelic concept of dùthchas, and how to experience Scotland’s marine environment without harming it.

Stories and guests include:

  • Connecting with Gaelic heritage through water with Dan the Merman
  • The unique waters of a blanket bog
  • The forgotten shores of Scottish salt marshes
  • Rewilding the sea with Seawilding
  • Bodies of water as inspiration with poet Alycia Pirmohamed

Contributors

Kathi Kamleitner is the writer, host and co-producer of Wild for Scotland.

Fran Turauskis is the co-producer, editor and sound designer of the show.

The cover art of Wild for Scotland is illustrated by Lizzie Vaughan-Knight.

All original music on the show is composed by Bruce Wallace.


Awards

Independent Podcast Awards 2023 – Best Educational Podcast – Nomination, Best Cover Artwork – Nomination

Travel Media Awards 2023 – Broadcast Programme of the Year – Nomination

The Climate Creative Challenge #02 (Jan 2023) – Commendation


Press Features / Interviews / Bylines

Making Scotland Home with Kathi KamleitnerScottish at Heart Podcast, 30 November 2023

It Takes a Village – How Seawilding is Rewilding Loch Craignish, 1000 Better Stories Podcast, 6 November 2023

How Cold Water Swimming Helps Me to cope with Depression and Grief, Adventure Queens, 31 October 2023

Romanticising Rural and “Remote” Places, Curious Tourism: Responsible Travel Podcast, 11 August 2023

Planning the Perfect Visit to Scotland with Kathi Kamleitner, Carmichael Clan Radio, 22 April 2023

Insider Tips for planning a trip to Scotland with Kathi Kamleitner, The Thoughtcard Podcast, 2 March 2023

Scotland’s Best Outdoor Podcasts to Inspire Adventure, The Herald Scotland, 25 February 2023

The Scots Whay Hae! Show, CamGlen Radio, 25 February 2023

7 of the best Scottish podcasts, PodBible, 30 November 2022

10 Scottish & Scottish History Podcasts You Should Listen To, Kieran MacRae on Medium, 17 August 2022

Out of Doors, BBC Radio Scotland, 23 October 2021

Slowing Your Roll with Travel Blogger and Podcaster Kathi Kamleitner, Scotland Outdoors, BBC Radio Scotland, 20 October 2021

Mark Bonnar and Scots Travels, Scottish Field podcast, 6 October 2021

14 new podcasts to listen to in October 2021, PodBible, 2 October 2021

Wild for Scotland… podcast of the Isles, Scottish Islands Explorer, Oct/Nov 2021

Interview with Kathi Kamleitner, Go Ape blog, September 2021

Travel all over Scotland from home in a new podcast, Scottish Field, 30 September 2021

Immerse yourself in Scotland from home: ‘Wild for Scotland’ Podcast, Scotland Magazine, September 2021

Podcast of the week: Wild for Scotland, The Times Scotland, 28 August 2021

Pick of the Podcasts, Sunday Post PS Magazine, 9 May 2021 (print only)

The UK Tour, BBC Radio 4 Podcast Radio Hour, 30 April 2021

Wild for Scotland: The Podcast, Under the Tartan Sky, 7 March 2021

Scottish islands podcast launches to keep people connected during travel restrictions, The Herald Scotland, 28 Feb 2021