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Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands

Series 3

Episode 6: Northern Exposure: The North Isles and Out Stack

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Paul Murton experiences island life. Paul heads to the islands of Fetlar, Unst and Yell, which lie on Scotland's northern frontier. Show more

Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands

Series 1 Compilations - 60 minutes

Eriskay, Barra and Vatersay

Duration: 56 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland

In this episode, Paul Murton travels to the beautiful islands of Eriskay, Barra and Vatersay before heading south to explore Mull. Show more

Duration: 22 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for years

There are some 70 islands in the Orkney archipelago but just how much of a challenge is it to keep all these islands connected? Paul Murton makes a grand tour of Outer Orkney. Show more

Grand Tours of Scotland

Series 1

Episode 5: In Search of Perfect Isolation

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Paul Murton follows in the footsteps of Scotland's first tourists. Here, he sails to Shetland and the Orkney Islands aboard a Norwegian racing yacht. Show more

Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands

Series 2

Episode 4: So Near, So Far

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Paul Murton experiences island life. He visits the string of little-known islands off the west coast of Oban - Kerrera, Easdale and Eileach an Naoimh. Show more

Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands

Shorts

Episode 20: The Shetland Isles

Duration: 6 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Paul Murton visits some of the most beautiful and remote spots in Britain. This episode sees Paul travel north to the Shetland Isles, where gets to see some wild otters up close. Show more

Grand Tours of Scotland

Series 2

Episode 6: In Search of Sunshine

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Paul Murton follows in the footsteps of Scotland's first tourists. He charts a route up the east coast from Carnoustie to Aberdeen in a search of Scottish sun. Show more

Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands

Shorts

Episode 1: MV Glenachulish

Duration: 5 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Paul Murton crosses the sea to Skye on the world's only manually-operated turntable ferry.

Grand Tours of Scotland

Series 1

Episode 2: The Sporting Life

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Paul Murton follows in the footsteps of Scotland's first tourists. In the spirit of Victorian manliness, he travels from Dunkeld to Balmoral on an 1870s tricycle. Show more

Scotland's Clans

Series 2

Episode 4: Clan Leslie - For God and Glory

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

The untold story of how the Leslies played a major role in shaping modern Europe, making their name as warriors from as early as the Crusades. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul Murton
Producer:
Kathryn Ross
Executive Producer:
David Harron

Grand Tours of Scotland

Series 1

Episode 1: The Romantic Ideal

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Series in which Paul Murton follows in the footsteps of Scotland's first tourists. He travels from the Trossachs out to Iona and then the fabled Isle of Staffa. Show more

Grand Tours of Scotland

Ben Nevis - It's Not Switzerland

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Available for 6 months

Paul travels the to the icy summit of Britain's highest mountain to discover how Scotland was first promoted as a winter holiday destination. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul Murton
Series Producer:
Kathryn Ross
Production Manager:
Arlene Jeffrey

Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands

Series 4

Episode 5: From Flottay to Sanday: War and Peace in the North

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Paul Murton experiences island life. He crosses the great natural harbour of Scapa Flow and heads to Stronsay. Show more

Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands

Shorts

Episode 12: Island Solitude

Duration: 17 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Paul visits some of the most beautiful and remote spots in Britain. Crossing the Sea of the Hebrides, Paul heads to the Isle of Ewe, and onto the Summer Isles.

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Paul Murton heads for Tiree, which boasts one of the best sunshine records in the UK. It can indeed be beautifully sunny here but it can also be extremely windy. Show more

Grand Tours of Scotland

Series 2

Episode 4: The Charms of Nature

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Paul Murton follows in the footsteps of Scotland's first tourists. He travels through the central Highlands, from Glen Lyon to the Cairngorms National Park. Show more

Grand Tours of Scotland

Series 2

Episode 5: The True Spirit of Scotland

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Paul Murton follows in the footsteps of Scotland's first tourists. He travels out to Islay in a canoe that is a replica of an original from the 1890s. Show more

Grand Tours of Scotland

Series 1

Episode 4: Mind, Body and Spirit

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Paul Murton follows in the footsteps of Scotland's first tourists. Here, he travels from Loch Tay, across Rannoch Moor, and ends his journey in Strathpeffer. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Olivia Horsfall Turner explores how architects Joseph Paxton and Geoffrey Jellicoe planned to use glass to solve London's pollution and congestion problems. Show more