This is a breath-taking feast of inspiration. Historian Paul Murton takes us to some of the most heavenly delights on earth. He uncovers the past and the connections to the present to show us what makes these islands quirky, surprising and beautiful and reveals what island life is like today. He begins with the famous Whisky island of Islay, then takes us to the scenic Western Isle of Lewis and Harris. At Skye we visit the home of James Bond creator Ian Fleming. The Atlantic islands - The Uists and Benbeculas are gloriously windswept and isolated secrets. Paul also travels to the romantic Ewe and the Summer Isles before heading to Fetlar, Unst and Yell, so far north that they were once part of Norway. Grand Tours of the Scottish Isles is a remarkable journey through the world's most picturesque islands and the stories that make them so intriguing.
Episodes Comprise: 1. West Is Best: From Lewis to Harris 2. Atlantic Frontier: The Uists and Benbecula 3. Island Solitudes: The Summer Isles, Isle of Ewe and Handa Islay: A Race Apart 4. West of Skyfall: Skye, Soay and Canna 5. Northern Exposure: The North Isles and Out Stack