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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 1: The Wild Way of the North

Summary

Paul Murton returns to explore more of the nation's lochs, beginning by heading to Wester Ross to find out about the heritage of Little Loch Broom. He then travels to the off-grid community of Scoraig, where he learns about violin making and wind power, before taking the plunge to explore the hidden depths of Corrieshalloch Gorge. In Ullapool, on the shores of Loch Broom, Paul learns the Russian word for parsley, and how a huge fleet of Russian fish factory ships known as Klondykers used to visit the town

Review

Scotland’s lochs are inevitably described by presenter/explorer Paul Murton as “the jewels of the Scottish landscape” but though it might be a well-worked cliché, in this case it happens to be true.

Great ribbons and necklaces of water glisten between brutal walls of rock in Wester Ross, where Murton begins his six-part travelogue, though he doesn’t just stand looking out at the water, sighing.

No, he meets men and woman along the way who have made their lives and livelihoods in the landscape, notably in the tiny off-grid community of Scoraig, where he chats to a craftsman who makes the most beautiful violins in his tiny shed.

In Ullapool Murton hears of Soviet ships that used to fish the waters for its highly-prized mackerel, with crews often coming ashore to charm the locals.

First shown on BBC Scotland last September.

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ProducerPaul Murton
UnknownDavid Harron
UnknownHarry Bell

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  • Summary

    Paul Murton returns to explore more of the nation's lochs, beginning by heading to Wester Ross to find out about the heritage of Little Loch Broom. He then travels to the off-grid community of Scoraig, where he learns about violin making and wind power, before taking the plunge to explore the hidden depths of Corrieshalloch Gorge. In Ullapool, on the shores of Loch Broom, Paul learns the Russian word for parsley, and how a huge fleet of Russian fish factory ships known as Klondykers used to visit the town

    Review

    Scotland’s lochs are inevitably described by presenter/explorer Paul Murton as “the jewels of the Scottish landscape” but though it might be a well-worked cliché, in this case it happens to be true.

    Great ribbons and necklaces of water glisten between brutal walls of rock in Wester Ross, where Murton begins his six-part travelogue, though he doesn’t just stand looking out at the water, sighing.

    No, he meets men and woman along the way who have made their lives and livelihoods in the landscape, notably in the tiny off-grid community of Scoraig, where he chats to a craftsman who makes the most beautiful violins in his tiny shed.

    In Ullapool Murton hears of Soviet ships that used to fish the waters for its highly-prized mackerel, with crews often coming ashore to charm the locals.

    First shown on BBC Scotland last September.

    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
    2019-09-02
    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterPaul Murton
    DirectorPaul Murton
    ProducerPaul Murton
    UnknownDavid Harron
    UnknownHarry Bell
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