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Perth

Series celebrating the forgotten world of the town. Nicholas Crane visits Perth, a royal burgh, gateway to the Scottish highlands and a town packed with history.

We live in one of the most urbanised countries on earth. By 2030 a staggering 92 percent of us will be living the urban life. Congested cities sprawl across our map, but they are not the only way to live. Smaller than a city, more intimate, more surprising: this series celebrates the forgotten world of the town.

Perth, the gateway to the Scottish highlands, is a town packed with history. It has been a royal burgh since 1124, has survived a regicide within its walls and rebuilt itself after devastating floods. It is also a town that wants to be a city, and geographer and adventurer Nicholas Crane is on a journey to find out why, what benefits that brings, and what the town has to do to achieve its ambition.

1 hour

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Nicholas Crane
Presenter Nicholas Crane
Producer Ishbel Hall
Producer Ishbel Hall
Director Ishbel Hall
Director Ishbel Hall
Series Producer Colin Cameron
Series Producer Colin Cameron

Broadcasts

  • Thu 11 Aug 2011 21:00
  • Wed 17 Aug 2011 00:20
  • Sat 29 Oct 2011 02:05