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The True Spirit of Scotland

Paul Murton follows in the footsteps of Scotland's first tourists. He travels out to Islay in a canoe that is a replica of an original from the 1890s.

Following a network of now forgotten steamer routes, presenter Paul Murton goes in search of the true spirit of Scotland, travelling from loch to loch in Argyll and then out to Islay. As the steamers left the Scottish lochs years ago, Paul has to literally 'paddle his own canoe' - in this case, a beautiful replica of an original Rob Roy canoe from the 1890s - to follow the route.

29 minutes


Role Contributor
Presenter Paul Murton
Producer Paul Murton
Series Producer Kathryn Ross
Writer Paul Murton


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Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands

Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands

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