October 2012 ‘A Scottish Hotel in the Holy Land’ Michael Marten on BBC radio

Michael Marten has been interviewed by Caitlin Smith for a BBC documentary, picking up on his research on Scottish missions in Palestine.

The presenter is Angus Roxburgh.  The programme examines the hotel in Tiberias owned and run by the Church of Scotland, critically addressing current Church policies in the light of historical circumstances.  The conversion from a guest house to a luxury hotel has long been a controversial issue in the wider Church, as this 2004 BBC article indicates.

‘A Scottish Hotel in the Holy Land’ is to be broadcast on Wednesday 31.10.12 at 11:00 on Radio 4.

It can be listened to on the BBC website (this link may not work in all countries).