Bailtean Fraoich

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Travel Documentary hosted by Heather Dewar, published by BBC in 2016 - Gaelic (Scottish) narration

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Heather Dewar explores some of the most remote and picturesque villages along Scotland's coast.

[edit] Ch1. Minginish peninsula

Heather visits the Minginish peninsula, where she is captivated by the view of the magnificent Cuillin ridge. As a treat, fisherman Calum MacKinnon helps her fulfil a long held ambition - to see a sea eagle at close range.

[edit] Ch2. Applecross

Heather journeys north over the steep and winding Bealach na Ba road to the village of Applecross. Former road worker Duncan Murchison tells her about the challenges of keeping the road open during the winter months, and at the attractive Clachan church, Heather meets museum curator Gordon Cameron.

[edit] Ch3. Bays of Harris

Heather explores the Bays of Harris, discovering from crofter and seaman Bannatyne MacLeod that because it is more rock than vegetation the land has been a challenge to crofters for generations. In the villiage of Manish, she meets with Donald MacDonald who explains why, in 1937, his family, along with many others, moved away to the west side of the island. Hamish Taylor once operated sea tours along the east coast of the island. He comes out of retirement to take Heather to one of his favourite spots - Geodha an Sgadain - where there's a spectacular and dramatic sea cave.

[edit] Ch4. Ardnamurchan peninsula

Heather explores the Ardnamurchan peninsula, one of the few remaining truly wild locations on the Scottish mainland. Her travels take her through the length of the remote peninsula, eventually arriving at the country's most westerly point and the spectacular Ardnamurchan lighthouse.

[edit] Ch5. Black Isle

Heather explores the Black Isle, north of Inverness. Although not an actual island, it is almost entirely surrounded by water and despite its proximity to the capital of the Highlands, feels remote and rural. Heather learns about the peninsula's greatest claim to fame - its connection with the Brahan Seer, the legendary 17th-century figure whose prophetic powers eventually led to his grisly death. Heather, a keen artist, shows that her creative skills do not extend to crafting when she attempts to help Mairi Rhind spin some yarn.

[edit] Ch6. Gairloch

Heather travels through the parish of Gairloch in Wester Ross. She meets historian William McRobbie who tells her about Loch Ewe's important role during the Second World War and how the vast sea loch was used as a convoy assembly point for ships bound for the Atlantic and latterly Russia. Plus, John Murdo MacKenzie tells Heather about an event he witnessed aged 12, which he'll never forget. Heather pops into the local radio station Two Lochs, to meet the host of the weekly Gaelic programme and chats to some of its loyal listeners.

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  • Video Codec: h264 CABAC Main@L3.1
  • Video Bitrate: 1590Kbps
  • Video Resolution: 960x540
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Frame Rate: 25 FPS
  • Audio Codec: HE-AAC
  • Audio Bitrate: 96Kbps CBR 48KHz
  • Audio Channels: 2 (Gaelic)
  • Run-Time: 2h 54m (total)
  • Number of Parts: 1 (6 chapters)
  • Part Size: 2.05 GB
  • Source: Webrip
  • Encoded by: BBC

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