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Paul Murton on Skye

The movie moguls of Hollywood have been now it’s the turn of the small screen to take a tour around Trotternish.  

For Staffin and the peninsula are to feature on the BBC this autumn as presenter Paul Murton focusses his popular “Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands” to the north of Skye

Last month Paul and his film crew toured Trotternish and later this year – possibly late September or early October - BBC1 viewers will get a chance to find out what he discovered.

Armed with his Victorian tourist guidebook, Blacks, the Staffin Community Trust reports that there was filming not just in Staffin but right along the ridge. 

His journey begins at the Old Man of Storr, follows the Trotternish Ridge up the east coast through Staffin to the Quiraing, then crosses over to Uig, to the Fairy Glen, and ends in the far north with a visit to the tiny Fladda Chuain islands.

The show also filmed the bi-annual swimming of Iain “the Herd” MacDonald’s cattle over to Stenscholl Island and were due to investigate the famous dinosaur footprints at Staffin Beach.

For more than 200 years Scotland has been a popular tourist attraction and using the old guide book Paul recreates six Scottish tours discovering why tourism flourished and explores the island.

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