Search of Scotland is a new ten-part television series
presented by Fiona Watson that questions the nature of Scottish
national identity through an expansive and detailed historical
investigation of the countrys history.
is broadcast every Monday at 8.30 pm on BBC 2 Scotland from
February 19th and repeated every following Sunday at 10.55
pm on BBC 1 Scotland.
entirely on location, the programme searches for the key to
Scottish identity in the actual places where the continuing
historical drama of Scotland unfolds. The Highlands and the
Lowlands, the great industrial cities to the tempestuous Western
Isles - the ever-varied landscape of Scotland supplies the
stunning backdrop to the journey through time on which Fiona
help of Historic
Scotland, who manage and care for a wealth of archaeological
and historic locations around the country, we are encouraged
to find history in the landscape all around us and not just
in the stories of mighty kings or great battles.
is a complicated character and many of its traits and peculiarities
are better explained through the lives of ordinary people
- whether they be Neolithic farmers, Picts, Gaels, Angles,
Vikings or Britons; whether they be Highlanders or Lowlanders;
whatever religion or race they be. The programme shows that,
from the very beginning, Scotland was a multi-lingual and
multi-cultural being with more than a few contradictions to
Search of Scotland website offers a full range of historical
resources to complement and enhance your enjoyment of the
programme, including information on most of the historical
locations visited by Fiona during the series. For further
online reference from external websites, visit our Webguide.
questions you have in relation to the programme itself may
be answered in our Frequently Asked
sites listed are checked regularly. However, the constantly-changing
nature of the Internet means some sites may alter after we
have visited them. The BBC is not responsible for the content
of external Web sites.