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Alastair's Viewing On YouTube

I watch several channels in the evening on a regular basis and so hope you find this list useful. They don't all produce regular videos but some do them 5 times a week and others a few times a week and others perhaps just once a week. They are of various lengths some will be half an hour or longer and others perhaps just 10 minutes and sometime around an hour. So hope you find this of interest and feel free to add a comment to this page if you'd like to share your own favourite YouTube channels.

Farming and Homesteading

Lumnah Acres
A Guide to Modern Homesteading Self-Sufficiency and FREEDOM. We love Homesteading and the control it offers with growing our own food, raising our own animals and of Course the FREEDOM it provides! I was born and raised 20 minutes from Boston, MA. At the age of 17, I was diagnosed with Anxiety. My personal experience with the prescribed medication was NOT POSITIVE. So I decided to find a better way. I didn't know it at the time but, that was the BEGINNING for me! I have been “FINDING A BETTER WAY” in all areas of my life ever since. Better ways of how to create a modern homestead affordably, and a better way to provide my family with healthy foods, and so….. much more! Have just purchased a 500 acre property, mostly wooded with 2 ponds, and so will be interesting to see what they do with it. Usually post 5 videos a week.

Country View Acres
We purchased 41 acres in southern Illinois and are preparing the land to be our future homestead. We just built our log home on the property, and now we are working towards raising more animals. We like to hunt, fish, garden, and have our own shooting range. We already raise chickens and rabbits and are planning for goats and pigs. Follow us as we continue to develop our property into a working homestead. I will do my best to post at least two to three videos a week.

Red Poppy Ranch
This is our journey from the big city of the southwest to the little town of the north west. I have dreamed this dream of living life on my terms for my entire lifetime. We recently took major steps to make this a reality.

This Farm Wife - Meredith Bernard
Hi! You've found a perfectly imperfect mess of a farmwife and mama to 2 who left a sales job to drive a tractor, pull a rake, and chase kids and cows on the farm. I believe everybody's story matters and I'm inviting you to follow along the raw version of mine.

Tap o' Noth Farm
CSA market garden and permaculture demonstration farm in NE Scotland. Vlogging about life on our small ecological farm with milking goats, sheep, hens, market garden and all the rest.

My Self Reliance
Northern Ontario, Canada. Hi, I'm Shawn James. I am a passionate outdoorsman living the life of my dreams in a log cabin that I built by myself in the Canadian wilderness. Join me and my golden retriever, Cali and listen to the sounds of the forest in this relaxing wilderness setting. I prefer to keep my talking to a minimum and let the natural sounds of nature make you feel as though you are there with me. New videos EVERY FRIDAY & randomly throughout the week. Log Cabin Building, Woodworking, Bushcraft, Survival Skills, Cooking, Canadian Wilderness exploration, Hunting, Fishing, Off Grid Living in the forest with my golden retriever Cali. Has just made the decision to move to a new more isolated location so we will get a chance to watch his new homestead develop.

Living Traditions Homestead
Living Traditions Homestead is all about living a more traditional life in our modern world. We believe the world has gotten too “busy” and that people are missing out on many of the true blessings that life has to offer. We started as a small urban homestead in Gilbert, AZ and after the city grew up around us, decided it was time leave corporate America and take a big leap of faith by moving our family to the Missouri Ozark's. We put out 3 new videos every week! Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. We hope you will become part of our homestead family as we all learn from each other how to live a simpler, debt-free life! They have recently purchased a 50 acre farm so we'll get the chance to see how they deveop this in the years ahead.

Good Simple Living
We are a couple building a tiny home in North Idaho ourselves from the ground up while living in our trailer, homesteading, and homeschooling our 4 kids. We will then be building our own dream home ourselves. We are living and building debt free, and striving to live a more sustainable life. We teach our children to be self sufficient, and hope to inspire others to make strides in their own lives to grow good food, get out of debt, and work towards your goals. We are learning as we go, and sharing our many adventures with you!

Simple Living Alaska
After 4 years of building a sustainable life at our previous homestead in Oregon, we decided to take a BIG leap and uplift our family to head 2,500 miles North to Alaska to do it all again. This time around we are keeping things simple. Follow us as we hunt and gather, explore the rugged terrain, and recreate our homestead at our off grid cabin here in Southcentral Alaska.

Hickory Ridge Homestead
Working hard to fulfill a dream. Building a home with logs from my own land in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas debt free and developing a sustainable homestead.

Northern Seclusion
The adventures of Northern Seclusion. What started as a long distance relationship between a guy in Minnesota and a gal in Louisiana has come a long way these past years. Follow us as we remodel and renovate the Farmstead we purchased in Minnesota. We still are also working on finishing the previously flooded Louisiana house. Always something going on and delicious Farmhouse cooking.

FLANK is a collective of strategists, marketers, designers photographers, writers, developers and editors on British Farming. We use YouTube to showcase our work in the creative space, and tell stories about what we're doing and why we're the best young bucks in town.

Kris Harbour Natural Building
My goal is to buy some woodland in Wales in the UK and build a house with natural and re-cycled materials. I spend most of my time at the moment making things that will be beneficial for the future projects such as a water wheel/turbine a wind turbine, woodworking benches and holding tools. I would rather make something with my hands than to buy it. there is nothing more rewarding to me than to make something and see it working. its a real privilege that I can spend my time doing what I enjoy.

A Cabin and 50 Acres
Building an off-grid cabin and developing a 50 acre property. In these videos, you'll find all kinds of info about cabins, cabin building, off grid life, tools and liberal use of the jump cut.

The Indie Projects
We're Theo & Bee, and together with our cat Ginjey Bear we live and travel full-time in our self-converted Sprinter van! Getting out in the van has been such a fantastic way to see the world and we love sharing it with everyone :) They are now restoring a small home in Portugal.

Green Dream Project
Hi! It’s Jim and Jessica here at the Green Dream Project! We are off-grid homesteaders in the high desert of southeastern Arizona. We invite you to check out our videos on gardening, homesteading, permaculture, and so much more. You’re welcome to join us on our journey and learn with us as we strive to achieve a regenerative lifestyle.

MBF - Modern Homesteading
I'm Jeremy, I grew up in New Brunswick, Canada, served in the military for 8 years and after a medical release and needing to work on my own time, decided to build a homestead in the woods to still provide for my family. And I am Ashley, I grew up in Ontario, Canada, went to College in Australia, moved back to Canada, started a cleaning business that I ran on the military base until our lives changed and we starting building our homestead. Mapleberry Farm is an in depth look at how we are building a complete homestead from the ground up.

Mike Mitchell
Hey guys, I am just a crazy farmer from SW Saskatchewan who loves what he does! I love the everyday challenges of farming and decided to show you a little sneak peak of life on an ever changing farm. You guys are awesome! And no, I don't use Facebook nor Instagram. If you would like to follow me around on a social media platform or just need to contact me, check out my Patreon account as I am quite active on that. :)

Just a Few Acres Farm
Our videos focus on small farm life, and are targeted toward people interested in understanding more about small farming, sustainable farming methods, or who wish to vicariously live the farm life! Just a Few Acres is a 45 acre seventh generation family farm in Lansing, NY, in operation since 1804. We are a diversified livestock farm, providing high quality, healthy meats directly to consumers in our community. All our livestock is grown using a grass-based diet, and we focus on a low-stress life for our animals. We operate our farm using sustainable practices, building healthier soil every year through innovative grazing methods. We believe a small family farm can still be a viable business in today’s “bigger is better” world, and that small farms supplying locally grown food to their communities can create a more resilient, healthy, and meaningful agricultural system.

Trent & Allie
We're Trent and Allie (and Frank the dog), a couple of DIY'ers who spent 3 years traveling around in a van before we decided to buy some land and start building our own little home in the mountains! Come along for the ride to see how much of a struggle it can be to build your own house in some crazy conditions.

The Outsider
Welcome to The Outsider channel! Wilderness living is what I'm all about: log cabins, wild food foraging, tractor logging, portable sawmill, survival shelters, etc. I post videos every other week, so stay tuned!

Sandi Brock
I am a mom, a wife, and a farmer. In that order (most days). This channel is all about wading the waters of these three versions of me in Canada... Learning new things each day, and sharing them with you. Authentically, sheepishly me.


Luke C in an HGV
I'm Luke, otherwise known as "Luke C In a HGV" and I'm a UK Truck vlogger. I'm a 3rd generation truck driver, My farther and my Grandfather before him are/were also truckers. I've been driving trucks since 2016. Still fairly new to the game but I enjoy learning everyday! I create content on YouTube to help create awareness around the job, Show potential newcomers what it is like to drive trucks and show them the benefits of being a driver. I Show the Good, The bad and the ugly. Not everyday is a good day but the majority of the time its an amazing job and i absolutely love it!

Riding Shotgun
Just a Truck Driver documenting my Travels across the USA.. Thru Snow, Rain, Sleet and Heat this Truck keeps moving.

Salvage Rebuilds UK
At our workshop in Kent, England we repair all kinds of accident damaged vehicles. We also buy and restore classic or rare vehicles. We try to produce 3 videos per week covering most of the work involved in the repair or restoration process.

If you enjoy trucking, want to be a trucker or just interested in the industry, then you've come to the right place. Follow me as I take you through the highs and lows of a life on the road. Daily vlogs, tips and tricks, how to's and much more, SUBSC|RIBE to ensure you never miss an episode. New videos uploaded every weekend from 6pm UK time. I'm a class 1 articulated lorry driver, after becoming bored with 9-5 office work I started my HGV training in December 2015 and received my HGV licence in February 2016 including the certificate of professional competence (CPC) and I can safely say it was a great decision. I currently work for The Watercress Company delivering fresh watercress around the country in a refrigerated articulated lorry. Every job is different but in these video's I try to give you an insight into my experience as a HGV driver.

Machinery Restorer
A restoration channel specializing in restoring machinery and hand tools.

I am a life long fan of all things powered, lets turn some wrenches on rusty junk and see if we can bring them back to life on the cheap.

Diesel Creek
Heavy Equipment, Construction, Property Management, Fabricaion & Repair, Homesteading

Except for Access
I'm Tom a 'professional' truck driver and youtuber, I try to bring a unique experience to my videos, I record throughout the week and show the real side to being a HGV driver - its not always pretty but I love what I do!

Sampson Boat Co
I’m on a mission to rebuild a 109-year old English sailing yacht called Tally Ho. Designed by Albert Strange in 1909, she is a well-known and important historic vessel – but after many adventures she was left in a remote port in Oregon to rot for decades, despite some valiant attempts to rescue her. I bought her and moved her to the Olympic Peninsular earlier this year, and am now starting to rebuild her from the keel up. Eventually I hope to sail her back to the UK.

Lord Muck
Tractors, Trucks, Excavators, Aircraft - basically anything with an engine!

Politics and News

The Spectator
The Spectator's mission is to entertain, inform, delight and infuriate our audience. Something our journalists won't do is send you to sleep. Their politics range from left to right, their circumstances from high life to low life. The sharpest political analysis comes as standard. Where The Spectator comes into its own is assembling the best writers from Britain, and giving them the freedom to say what they want. There is no party line: our sole allegiance is to originality of thought and elegance of expression. The result is a quality of argument not to be found in any other publication.

Kevin Hague
Mainly focusing on the numbers around the Scottish economy: analysis of GERS figures, understanding the implications of possible FFA or Independence. Attempting to provide objective clarity around the known data. He also does a blog at:

Jeff Taylor
For independence and democracy! This channel is dedicated to politics, political news and political commentary. It is predominantly aimed at UK politics from a centre right perspective, but delves into all areas of global politics where appropriate. It also aims to promote the concept of an independent and sovereign UK taking its own place in the world, post Brexit.

CANZUK International
The world's leading advocacy organization promoting free movement, free trade and foreign policy coordination between Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.


What's For Tea?
Family style meals & recipes :) From our wee humble kitchen in Scotland to yours!

Darren McGrady
If you are a fan of everything Royal, then I’ll be dishing on food favorites from my fifteen years rattling pans in the royal kitchens as chef to The Queen, Princess Diana and Princes William and Harry. If you just love food, then you will love the dishes I prepare from elaborate menus for entertaining to simple TV dinners and sharing tips and stories along the way to keep it fun! Starting out in my commercial kitchen in Dallas I’ll be checking out food halls and markets, what to buy, what not to buy, what’s good and what not but always putting my royal chef twist on all the dishes I prepare.

Rate My Takeaway
Join Danny on his search to find the best/worst takeaways. Rate My Takeaway is your video guide to finding the best places to eat from local business in your area. After months of hearing from the community, we sent Danny to try & test some of the highly recommended places that you've all been telling us about for the last 3 years. What first started as a small Facebook Group has now become your way of skipping the menus and to find out what's new in your area. You can contact us anytime by emailing

Poor Man's Gourmet Kitchen
This Channel is about me, a Poor Man making Gourmet meals in my Kitchen. This means if I can save money by doing things myself, wheeling and dealing for better price's, shopping the sales, buying second equipment or excepting donations, I'll do it. Some of my recipes are cheap and some are expensive but cutting out the middle man and cooking these meals myself usually saves me 2/3rds the cost of eating out. This channel is based on a $500 a month food budget that feeds a family of 5 and this is how I do it!

Bearded eating feats of monumental proportions! This is the home of BeardMeatsFood; Britain's #1 competitive eater.

Reel Truth Documentaries
The home of amazing documentaries! Here you will find full episode documentaries and documentary series, covering true crime, medical, science and more.

This isn't a beauty channel! I film videos about Scotland, vlogs, mental health, periods, gin, creepy things and life.

Andrew McIntyre
An epic journey to find Scotland's lost Highlanders. Great stories, great locations, great scenery, great music and great people.

Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
A Society that has been around for 240 years, actively supporting the study and enjoyment of Scotland’s past. This channel includes recordings of lectures and talks by eminent specialists and enthusiasts in the field, as well as the Anniversary Meetings (AGMs) of the charity.

Unique Cottages
Quality self catering holiday accommodation in beautiful locations all over Scotland.

Dave Outdoors Scotland
Watch some marvelous scenery with Dave

Ladyva started playing the piano when she was 14, inspired by the music of the great masters of Boogie Woogie. Only two years later she began performing, together with her brother Pascal Silva. Various TV appearances in Switzerland followed. She has also been successful in her second homeland, the Dominican Republic, where she appeared on over 30 popular TV shows. In 2009 Ladyva released her first album. She has been invited to perform at Jerry Lee Lewis’ 80th Birthday/Farewell U.K. Tour in London and Glasgow in September 2015. On October 16th she participated @ the famous "The Late Late Show" on RTÉ One in Ireland. In December she performed again at the Cigar Awards 2016 with guests like Charlie Sheen and Kelsey Grammer. In September 2017 Ladyva receives the award as 'Best Boogie Woogie Pianist 2017' at the Boisdale Music Awards hosted by Jools Holland. Now she just released her 3rd Album '8 To The Bar'.

MyHeritage is the leading global discovery platform for exploring family history, uncovering ethnic origins, finding new relatives, and gaining valuable health insights. With sophisticated matching technologies and billions of international historical records, MyHeritage empowers users to build their family trees and make exciting family connections. As the world’s only integrated service that combines family history and DNA testing for genealogy and health, MyHeritage is uniquely positioned to offer users a meaningful discovery experience that unites their past, present, and future.

Scotsman Travels
Scotland Walks and Videos

Cameron McNeish Outdoors
I have been writing books, magazine and newspaper articles and making television programmes about the outdoors for over 45 years. Television successes include The Edge - 100 Years of Scottish Mountaineering for BBC 2; two 6-part series of Wilderness Walks for BBC2; and The Adventure Show and Roads Less Travelled on BBC Scotland. I am a former editor of Climber Magazine and was editor of The Great Outdoors magazine for 20 years. Today I'm a semi-retired backpacker, bikepacker, hill-walker and campervan enthusiast and make occasional YouTube videos about all these activities.

Exploring Alternatives
Each week, we post a new video about people who are living in tiny houses, vans, RVs, and boats; and people who are exploring long-term travel, minimalism, zero waste living, off-grid living, and more.

Scotland's Mountains
Scotland's Mountains - Some films about adventures in the Scottish Mountains, whether it be stunning sunsets from summit wild camps or kayaking along a beautiful loch to enjoying some mountaineering, the hills are always the main characters :). A little bit of hiking, some climbing, some mountaineering, some walking, some wild camping ,some mountain biking, some Munro bagging, some Corbett bagging and perhaps some adventure with the camper van to come!!!!

David Wheater
I’m David, a Scottish photographer, filmmaker, nature-lover and tour-guide living in Edinburgh, Scotland. If you'd like to book a private Tour of Edinburgh with me, please visit my website - If you’d like a portrait, or a photo-shoot, of yourself in amazing locations around Edinburgh, please get in touch via my photo website - Videos will be a mixture of short films, documentaries and vlogs from my adventures in Edinburgh and around the rest of Scotland. Hope you enjoy them and they give you some ideas where to visit in Scotland. Don't forget to subscribe to be kept uptodate :-)

Story Time
Interesting true stories

I also have my own channel...

Alastair McIntyre
I mostly post videos about my Electric Scotland web site and the history of Scotland and the Scots and Scots Diaspora. Most of my videos are simply me taking into the camera discussing an issue or something to do with my web site. However if I am attending some event I sometimes take a video of them.

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