Grand Tours of Scotland
Season 2: Ep: 5 "The True Spirit of Scotland"
Using the Victorian book "Black's Picturesque Guide to Scotland", Paul goes on six different tours to discover how the country became a destination of choice for many. Along the way he explores Scottish history and visits locations such as Loch Maree, the Firth of Clyde and Cairngorms National Park.
Episodes
Ep 1
Crossing the Border
Watch May 24, 3:30am
Ep 2
Elemental Beauty
Watch May 31, 3:30am
Ep 3
Islands of the Clyde
Watch June 7, 3:30am
Ep 4
The Charms of Nature
Watch June 14, 3:30am
Ep 5
The True Spirit of Scotland
Watch Until April 28, 3:30am
Ep 6
In Search of Sunshine
Watch Until May 5, 3:30am
Crossing the Border
To find out more about the allure of Scotland for early tourists, Paul Murton boards a traditional gypsy caravan to travel through Kelso, Melrose, New Lanark and up to Glasgow. (1 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed May 24, 3:30am
Tue Jun 27, 2:30am
Elemental Beauty
Paul Murton travels from the shores of Loch Maree, where he visits the unique "island within an island" of Eilean Subhain. He then ventures into the wilds of Assynt and Cape Wrath, ending his journey at the northern part of mainland Scotland, Duncansby Head. (2 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed May 31, 3:30am
Islands of the Clyde
For generations, the Firth of Clyde has been a favourite holiday destination. Paul Murton explores the delights of this famous stretch of water. (3 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed Jun 7, 3:30am
The Charms of Nature
Paul travels by vintage bike through the spectacular scenery of the central Highlands. His journey begins in Glen Lyon, then heads north via Pitlochry and ends in Cairngorms National Park. (4 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed Jun 14, 3:30am
The True Spirit of Scotland
Following a network of now-forgotten steamer routes, Paul Murton goes in search of the true spirit of Scotland, travelling from loch to loch in Argyll and then out to Islay. (5 of 6)
In Search of Sunshine
Paul travels by Morris Minor up the east coast from Carnoustie to Montrose, Stonehaven, and then on to Aberdeen. (6 of 6)