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Welcome to the Castle Rockers Podcast. We are an informal group of tenants and residents of the Castlerock Edinvar Housing Association.  Our podcasts are about local topics of interest and people we wanted to meet.

Jul 31, 2020

Ghost fishing,nano plastics and pingers. These are just some of marine mysteries unraveled by Charlotte Foster, the Marine Engagement Officer at the Scottish Seabird Centre. Charlotte tells us a little bit about her journey into marine conservation. She also highlights some of the current challenges facing us all as we...


Jul 31, 2020

If you liked the ‘Blue Planet’ TV  series, then this is the podcast for you. Professor John Baxter talks through global warming from a marine perspective. He explains why there is a single ocean, what ‘dead zones’ are and lots of other fascinating scientific facts. John explains it all in an easy to understand...


Jul 31, 2020

In this week’s podcast, Karen Bartke explains; why Officer Karen is called ‘Karen’, how an archaeology degree leads to playing a seagull and the dangers of muttering Shakespeare to yourself. On the way, she talks about her acting career and passes on tips about accents and auditions. It’s a fascinating and funny...


Jul 22, 2020

 Eugene Mullan is the founder, director and architect at Smith Scott Mullan. He was one of the team who developed the award winning scheme at Fortune Place. 

In this podcast, Eugene explains what ‘dementia friendly’ means in terms of planning homes for older people - it’s full of challenges and as Ruth finds out,...


Jul 12, 2020

Part of the plan for renewing the Twelve Closes off the High Street in Edinburgh is improved innovative lighting. One of the consulted communities said, “make it more disco”. Euan Winton has been a big part of the design team from Edinburgh Napier University involved from the very start and can reveal all.  He...