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Grand Tours of Scotland's Lochs

  • 2019
  • Season 3
  • 6 episodes
  • Documentary and factual
  • Nature

Summary

Paul Murton travels around the firths of Easter Ross and Sutherland, and also encounters Bonnie Prince Charlie and Jacobite history.

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Episode 3: A Less Travelled Road

Summary

Landing at Glenuig, Paul Murton makes his way inland to Loch Moidart and MacDonald country, walking the old coffin road, which was used for centuries by funeral parties, taking their dead to a sacred isle. On the track Paul meets a trials bike enthusiast and learns the secrets of a `dabbing coat" before landing off the Green Isle, where he rings a 1,100-year-old bell for the dead. Taking a boat north, Paul sails up Loch Shiel to Glenfinnan where Bonnie Prince Charlie officially began his rising to reclaim the throne for the Stuart Dynasty. From a forgotten monument that commemorates this event, Paul heads back to the coast and Loch Ailort, where he learns how to knife fight before taking a trip across the loch to a deserted community on the roadless Ardnish peninsula

Review

Presenter Paul Murton is on Scotland’s west coast, where he tracks Bonnie Prince Charlie and walks along an ancient so-called coffin road, a well-worn path trodden for centuries by mourners taking their dead to a final resting place on a sacred island. Between 30 and 40 friends and family formed the party to carry the coffin in relays of four, pausing to add stones to commemorative cairns along the way.

It’s an eerie, fascinating journey that ends on beautiful, uninhabited St Finan’s Isle on Loch Shiel. Sadly, a medieval bell chained to the altar of a ruined chapel Murton pauses to ring was stolen after his visit.

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    Landing at Glenuig, Paul Murton makes his way inland to Loch Moidart and MacDonald country, walking the old coffin road, which was used for centuries by funeral parties, taking their dead to a sacred isle. On the track Paul meets a trials bike enthusiast and learns the secrets of a `dabbing coat" before landing off the Green Isle, where he rings a 1,100-year-old bell for the dead. Taking a boat north, Paul sails up Loch Shiel to Glenfinnan where Bonnie Prince Charlie officially began his rising to reclaim the throne for the Stuart Dynasty. From a forgotten monument that commemorates this event, Paul heads back to the coast and Loch Ailort, where he learns how to knife fight before taking a trip across the loch to a deserted community on the roadless Ardnish peninsula

    Review

    Presenter Paul Murton is on Scotland’s west coast, where he tracks Bonnie Prince Charlie and walks along an ancient so-called coffin road, a well-worn path trodden for centuries by mourners taking their dead to a final resting place on a sacred island. Between 30 and 40 friends and family formed the party to carry the coffin in relays of four, pausing to add stones to commemorative cairns along the way.

    It’s an eerie, fascinating journey that ends on beautiful, uninhabited St Finan’s Isle on Loch Shiel. Sadly, a medieval bell chained to the altar of a ruined chapel Murton pauses to ring was stolen after his visit.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Released on
    2019-09-16
    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterPaul Murton
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