Scotland The New Wild offers a “breath-taking portrait of Scotland’s wildlife”

Scotland The New Wild offers a "breath-taking portrait of Scotland's wildlife"

A breath-taking portrait of Scotland’s wildlife emerges in a new series which launches this month.

Filmed in hundreds of locations from remote islands to busy cities, Scotland the New Wild has been more than three years in the making. The trilogy will debut in the UK on BBC Scotland and BBC iPlayer before playing across the world.

The three episodes, titled Islands, Lowlands and Highlands, are full of spectacle and surprise from rutting red deer stags in the glens to battling grey seal bulls on remote islands and the beauty of the outer Hebridean Machair. Other highlights include the urban beavers of Perth, dashing peregrine falcons above the streets of Edinburgh, miniature wonders like the aphid-farming wood ants and the astonishing bog raft spider – an invertebrate that walks on water.

Narrator, Thoren Ferguson, says: “Perhaps you think you know Scotland… this land of proud tradition, rugged mountains, sparkling lochs and heather clad hills.

“But look again, and our country may surprise you… with its vastness, its subtlety and its splendour. For this is a wild country, on the cusp of change, a land where animals and plants are fighting to reclaim their place in the natural order. This is Scotland The New Wild.”

Scotland The New Wild, Sunday September 17 at 9pm BBC Scotland and BBC iPlayer.

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