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BBC to show Pilgrim’s Trail – Iona to Easter Ross

Tonight BBC2 Scotland is showing the first of Cameron McNeish’s new 2 part Adventure Show special on the Pilgrim’s Trail. The route will run from Iona to Easter Ross – and a little known site of major important in Scotland’s history.

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“Cameron McNeish celebrates the best of Scotland’s history and landscape with a new coast to coast walk across the Highlands from Argyll to Easter Ross. This is a journey into our rich and often turbulent past, following in the footsteps of our ancestors – the Celtic priests, Vikings, fugitives, red coat armies, or even those who earned their day to day living here, the lead mine workers, deer stalkers, drovers and hydro workers.

In the first of two programmes Cameron walks the first half of this 250 mile route from Iona, often called the cradle of Christianity in Scotland, to Glen Affric. Taking in Mull’s highest mountain, Ben More, he travels through the Morven hills, the atmospheric Sunart Oakwoods and into the wild and remote landscape of Morar.

The first part will be shown on Boxing Day at 1815 and the second on Friday 27th December at 1830. BBC 2 Scotland, iplayer & all the usual places. Enjoy…

Trailer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01n50y0

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