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Greenock to Larkhall

Michael Portillo continues his travels through the Scottish lowlands. From Greenock, he sets sail in the world's last seagoing paddle steamer.

Michael Portillo continues his journey through the Scottish lowlands with his Bradshaw's guide. He begins in the industrial town of Greenock from where he sets sail in the last seagoing paddle steamer in the world. In Glasgow, Michael investigates 'Mackintosh style' in an iconic city tea room, before seeing the devastating effects of the 2014 fire at the Glasgow School of Art. In Blantyre, Michael discovers the humble beginnings of Britain's most famous missionary and explorer, and learns to bake sourdough in Scotland's oldest bakery in Strathaven.

29 minutes


Role Contributor
Presenter Michael Portillo
Series Producer Alison Kreps
Executive Producer John Comerford


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