Fronted by presenter and journalist Sarah Mack and historian and adventurer Ashley Cowie, the series looks back in time to discover the places and people that make up Scotland's history, with Sarah and Ashley travelling from the Borders in the south to Shetland in the north.
The new series features some of the most fascinating events in Scottish history, including the Shetland Bus, the special WW2 operation that linked Shetland to Germany occupied Norway; the Great Fire of Glasgow in 1652; the historical naval base Scapa Flow; the Udston mining disaster in Hamilton; the Scots who fought in the Spanish Civil War and Dundee aviation pioneer Preston Watson.
Presenter Ashley Cowie said: “The history of Scotland is found not only in books, but in the stories and folklore of its people. This series is extra special to me as we travelled the length of Scotland and filmed some great characters in my home county of Caithness, giving the show a truly nationwide appeal."
Sarah Mack said: “It has been a fantastic opportunity to work on a series that never ceases to amaze me with the weird, wonderful and sometimes gruesome history it explores. No matter where you live in this great country we want to encourage you to scratch the surface and take a closer look because you never know what tales and adventures you might unearth right on your doorstep."
Elizabeth Partyka, deputy director of channels at STV, said: “This new series is a must-see for anyone with an interest in Scotland's history, with Ashley and Sarah travelling all over Scotland to delve into some of the most remarkable stories of our past.”
The series will also be available to watch live or for catch-up on the STV Player.
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NOTES TO EDITORS
Sarah Mack is a Scottish television presenter and journalist, known from presenting and reporting on Landward on BBC Scotland, The One Show on BBC and STV series Scottish Passport.
Ashley Cowie is a Scottish historian, author, adventurer, photographer and documentary filmmaker. He has written four bestselling non-fiction books about his many historical and scientific research projects.
In 2009 Ashley became resident historian on STV’s The Hour Show and has since featured as an expert on several documentaries. Following legends and myths associated to lost artefacts and relics, Ashley's documentaries take viewers to some of the most dangerous and forbidden places on earth.
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