Sorry, this episode is not currently available

This Land Is Our Land

At the start of the 19th century, everything familiar was swept away. People fled from the countryside into the industrial towns of Scotland's central belt. Rural workers became factory workers - in some of the worst conditions in Europe. This new Scotland became a seedbed of revolution. But it wasn't just force that kept the Scottish people in their place, it was fantasy. Neil Oliver reveals how Sir Walter Scott created so powerful a myth, it haunts the Scots collective imagination to this day.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Sat 20 Jul 2013 09:00
BBC Two except Scotland


Role Contributor
PresenterNeil Oliver
DirectorClara Glynn
ProducerClara Glynn
Series ProducerRichard Downes
Executive ProducerNeil McDonald

Buy online

Buy online

Available on: DVD or Blu-ray

From suppliers including: Amazon DVDs,

Where to buy

Related Links