Tune into the latest TV shows featuring the Outer Hebrides.

Last year, the Outer Hebrides was THE place to be to celebrity spot, with some even competing for the attention of Highland cattle!

We had Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous), Darcey Bussell (Strictly Come Dancing), Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May (Grand Tour), Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse (Gone Fishing) and comedians Romesh Ranganathan and Susan Calman. All were here filming staycation specials showcasing our islands and we were delighted to welcome them.

Now many of these shows are being aired. Here’s a guide to what’s on catch up and what to keep your eye out for in the near future.

CATCH UP

Joanna Lumley, Home Sweet Home – Travels in my Homeland

Starting in the Outer Hebrides, Joanna explores the Harris Tweed industry in Harris and drives a herd of Highland Cattle across the sands at low tide to their winter grazing on the Isle of Vallay, North Uist.

Watch here »

Darcey Bussell, Wild Coasts of Scotland, More 4 

This gem features Darcey in Uist as she comes face to face with one of the rarest breeds of pony on earth and makes a spectacular crossing across the sands with the now famous herd of Highland cattle on Vallay Strand, North Uist.

Watch here »

Secret Scotland with Susan Calman, Channel 5

Susan Calman heads to the breath-taking isles of Lewis and Harris, where she learns more about Harris Tweed and Stornoway Black Pudding and unravels their fascinating history.

Watch here »

The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan, Christmas – The Hebrides, BBC 2

Everyone Romesh has ever met has told him how amazing the Scottish islands are - but nobody he knows has actually ever been there. Now, in a year when travel abroad has been all but forbidden, he is heading to the Hebrides to find out if you can really have a proper adventure so close to home, spending a week visiting the isles of Skye, Harris and Lewis. 

Watch here »

Air Iomall (On the Edge), BBC Alba

Air Iomall (On the Edge) feature two leading young traditional musicians who wrote various pieces to play in the church on St Kilda, in the lighthouse on the Flannan Islands and in the hut on the Shiants. A beautiful film from musician and director Hamish Macleod. 

Watch here »

KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED

Men in Kilts – A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham, Amazon Prime

Outlander’s Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish take a trip around Scotland and includes the Outer Hebrides. This has yet to be released in the UK, but if you are in the USA, it has been released on Amazon Prime – keep your eyes peeled for UK release dates!

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Grand Tour, Amazon Prime

James May, Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson were in Uist filming their Grand Tour Scottish Special TV show.

The show features American classic cars, including Cadillacs, Buicks and Lincolns and were “seen” filming on the now famous Vallay Strand in North Uist!

It is expected to air later this year.

So sit back, tune in and enjoy the Outer Hebrides in the only way we can at the moment – on screen!

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