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Stirling to Invergowrie

Michael Portillo takes to the tracks with his copy of Bradshaw's Victorian railway guidebook, he travels the length and breadth of the British Isles to see what of Bradshaw's world remains. Michael is exploring the stunning scenery of rural and coastal Scotland, travelling from Stirling, through the industrial east coast and dramatic Highland landscapes, to the beauty of the western lochs, finally ending his journey in John O'Groats. Michael learns about a Scottish hero, visits a Highland Games and discovers how an impressive piece of Victorian engineering ended in tragedy.

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29 minutes

Last on

Mon 8 Jun 2015 19:30


Role Contributor
PresenterMichael Portillo
Series ProducerMichelle Heeley
DirectorTom Richardson
Executive ProducerJohn Comerford

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