‘Dr Livingstone, I presume?’ – we mark the occasion in our podcast

This week’s Scottish Field podcast marks an important moment in history.

One hundred and fifty years to the day since Henry Morgan Stanley found the missing Dr David Livingstone in Africa, and reputedly greeted him with the words ‘Dr Livingston, I presume?’, we commemorate the life of the great Scottish explorer.

From his humble beginnings in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, we speak with Grant MacKenzie, interim director of the the David Livingstone Birthplace Museum, which re-opened in July this year after a lengthy £9.1 million revamp.

Grant talks us through the highlights of Livingstone’s life, and puts his life in context, revealing how he fought against the slave trade.

You can hear our latest episode, as well as all previous editions, HERE.

Scottish Field’s Kenny Smith and Rosie Morton also discuss our latest edition, our Christmas issue, which is packed full of festive gift ideas.

Every month Scottish Field bring you the best of all things Scottish – heritage, interiors, antiques, gardens, wildlife, motoring, whisky and country news, as well as interviews with famous Scots names.

And every year our December issue highlights the best of the best in Scotland, whether food, places to stay, and incredible items to purchase.

You can order the latest Scottish Field, priced £4.75 online, and to find out more about how to subscribe, just visit www.scottishfield.co.uk/subscriptions