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Grand Tours of Scotland's Lochs

  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Nature

Summary

Paul Murton sets out to explore the lochs of Scotland, travelling from the wilds of the west coast to the Grampian Mountains, discovering the secrets of these iconic features of the Scottish landscape

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Episode 2: Shelter from the Storm

Summary

Paul Murton travels from Loch Gairloch to Loch Maree, along the way meeting the `king and queen' of Islonia, matching a medieval feat of archery, diving to a wartime wreck in Loch Ewe and finding himself short-changed at a money tree.

Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Paul Murton’s loch-hopping journey reaches Gairloch on the north-west coast of the Scottish mainland, where lobsters are the fishermen’s main quarry. Among the haul is the aptly named scorpion fish, whose sting can make your leg swell up to twice its size. Murton wryly tells us they’re “definitely not edible”.

At Loch Ewe, it’s difficult to believe a place with the same latitude as Canada’s
frosty Hudson Bay could harbour a sub-tropical paradise, with Tasmanian eucalyptus among the shrubs. These gentle surprises are one of the joys of this heart-warming series; another is the way Murton happily takes a pop at someone grand (eg Queen Victoria) in such a genial manner.

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PresenterPaul Murton

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  • Episode 2

    Shelter from the Storm

    Summary

    Paul Murton travels from Loch Gairloch to Loch Maree, along the way meeting the `king and queen' of Islonia, matching a medieval feat of archery, diving to a wartime wreck in Loch Ewe and finding himself short-changed at a money tree.

    Review

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.

    Paul Murton’s loch-hopping journey reaches Gairloch on the north-west coast of the Scottish mainland, where lobsters are the fishermen’s main quarry. Among the haul is the aptly named scorpion fish, whose sting can make your leg swell up to twice its size. Murton wryly tells us they’re “definitely not edible”.

    At Loch Ewe, it’s difficult to believe a place with the same latitude as Canada’s
    frosty Hudson Bay could harbour a sub-tropical paradise, with Tasmanian eucalyptus among the shrubs. These gentle surprises are one of the joys of this heart-warming series; another is the way Murton happily takes a pop at someone grand (eg Queen Victoria) in such a genial manner.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show.

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterPaul Murton

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerHarry Bell
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