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Atlantic Frontier - The Uists and Benbecula

Paul Murton experiences island life. On the Uists and Benbecula, he fishes for wild sea trout and discovers the secrets of Vallay.

Thirty miles from mainland Scotland, there is a chain of low-lying islands that face the full might of the Atlantic Ocean: the Uists and Benbecula. On these islands there seems to be more water than land, as a spectacular patchwork of freshwater lochs and pools pockmark the landscape. But it is the unique ecology of these unspoilt islands that makes them so special. Paul's journey sees him trying his hand at fishing for wild sea trout, uncovering the fascinating story of how South Uist became a missile testing base and discovering the secrets of the beautiful but deserted tidal island of Vallay.

29 minutes



Role Contributor
Writer Paul Murton
Presenter Paul Murton
Series Producer Kathryn Ross
Production Manager Arlene Jeffrey


  • Mon 14 Sep 2015 19:30
  • Mon 16 Nov 2015 19:00

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