Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands

Life at the Ends of the Earth

Series 2 - Episode 1 Life at the Ends of the Earth

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Summary

Paul Murton returns to visit more islands off the coastline, beginning with the Outer Hebrides. He resumes his journey on Eriskay, where he discovers how the remote location helped preserve a unique way of life for centuries - and also allowed locals to hide thousands of bottles of whisky from the excise men when a ship laden with the thirst-quenching cargo ran aground in 1941. The story inspired the 1949 movie Whisky Galore! Moving on to Barra, Paul goes foraging for cockles and visits the only airport in the world where scheduled flights land on the beach, then heads across to Vatersay, where he joins local fishermen trawling for lobsters.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Paul Murton
Series Producer Kathryn Ross
Education