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Songs of Praise


Duration: 34 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One HD

Claire McCollum visits the city of Perth on the banks of Scotland's longest river, the Tay. She meets Lady Mansfield at Scone Palace and finds out more about its role in the country's religious history. Once a large abbey and religious community, it was the site of the Scottish Parliament and the crowning place of Scottish kings.

We also mark 175 years since the Free Church of Scotland was established in an event known as The Disruption and reveals the story of how its founding inspired early photography.

JB Gill meets local minister, the Rev Scott Burton, whose passion is kayaking on the River Tay. He explains to JB how the river has taught him many lessons, brought alive biblical imagery and helped shape his life and faith.

Claire also explores the Perthshire countryside on horseback and visits an inter-denominational Christian adventure camp where young people from all over Scotland, and from a range of backgrounds, come to enjoy outdoor activities and to hear the Christian message.

With hymns from Perth Cathedral, St Ninians and a performance from Ward Thomas.

Let All the World - Perth Cathedral, St Ninian's
The Church's One Foundation - St Asaph Cathedral
When I Found Jesus - Paisley Abbey
Holy, holy, holy - Hackney Empire
Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise - Perth Cathedral, St Ninian's
Proof - Perth Cathedral, St Ninian's
Praise to the Holiest in the Height - Perth Cathedral, St Ninian's. Show less


Claire McCollum
JB Gill
Executive Producer:
Cat Lewis
Executive Producer:
Emyr Afan
David Waters
Series Producer:
Matthew Napier
Production Company:
Avanti Media

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