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In the Victorian era, tourists flocked to Scotland to explore its unique blend of stunning scenery, romantic ruins, myths and

To find out about the allure of Scotland for early tourists, historian Paul Murton boards a traditional gypsy caravan to travel through Kelso, Melrose, New Lanark and up to Glasgow. For his second journey Paul braves the weather and travels on foot through Wester Ross, Sutherland and Caithness in order to experience nature in all its elemental glory.

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Mon 22 Jul 2013 19:00
BBC Two Scotland

Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands

Series 1

Paul Murton sets out to experience island life today.