BBC goes wild for Scotland

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Scotland’s scenery is the focus of a new landmark series for BBC One Scotland. Due to transmit over the spring and summer, the season of programmes, called Wild Scotland, will include narration from Ewan McGregor and Sir David Attenborough.

Included in the line-up of programmes is Hebrides: Islands on the Edge, a series that took three years to make. Narrated by Ewan McGregor, the series uncovers the wild Hebridean animals against the backdrop of the Atlantic weather. Made by Maramedia, in association with Otter Films, the series has been created by high profile wildlife filmmakers including Nigel Pope, John Aitchison and Doug Anderson.

Made in-house by BBC Scotland, Wild Cameramen at Work reveals how Scotland and its landscape has inspired a generation of respected cameramen. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, the series takes a look at the work of the likes of Gordon Buchanan, Doug Anderson and Mark Smith.

Also featured in the season and currently gearing up for a live transmission on 21 June is Midsummer Live, presented by Dougie Vipond. Broadcasting over the course of the summer solstice, the programme will include a series of films to highlight how the long days effect nature and people’s perspective.

The season will include links with Landward, Adventure Show specials, and BBC Radio Scotland programming, online and learning support.