Episode Four: Hidden Histories of Edinburgh II (November 21, 2011)

Arthur’s Seat & The Salisbury Crags

Today on the show we had the second episode of our series on Edinburgh, looking at the Real Mary King’s Close, heard from special guest Moolten Glacyass about the geology of Arthur’s Seat, as well as a brief talk about Germaine Greer.

Local Knowledge & Germaine Greer
By: Jake Barber
Jake went on a bit of a rant this morning, talking about his problems with Germaine Greer and a particular town she has made some controversial statements about.

The Geology of Arthur’s Seat
By: Moolten Glacyass
Best known as the multi-talented lead singer/rhythm harmonica/3rd tamborine player in Holy Era of the Astral Lobotomy, Glacyass was a major player in the late 1970s early 1980s metal scene in Britain. Moolten stopped by the studio this morning to promote his latest record, called Satan’s Lukewarm Glacier. He played a song called “Arthur’s Seat at Lucifer’s Table” which was inspired by the geomorphology history of Edinburgh’s local extinct volcano.

The Real Mary King’s Close
By: Henry Hawkins
Mary King’s Close is located just off the Royal Mile, and was closed up in the 17th century due to the plague spreading through the city. Many people believe that victims were sealed inside its tenement buildings, which gave rise to the many reported supernatural experiences and ghost sightings. The close was sealed until 2003 when it was opened up, and is now a popular tourist destination.

Listen [56:22]

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