Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Alan Cumming’s Edge of Scotland, broadcast on Friday 17 February at 9pm, sees much loved television and Broadway star Alan (X-Men, The Good Wife) fulfil a lifelong ambition to embark on his own personal journey exploring the Outer Hebrides.
Setting off on a scenic journey to discover the spirit of Scotland among the rugged beauty of the Outer Hebrides, Alan travels from Barra in the south to Stornoway, taking in stops at Eriskay and Callanish to visit islanders and local businesses along the way and discover how they make a living in this beautiful but harsh environment.
The actor explores the ancient mystery of a standing stone circle older than Stonehenge, finds out about the real story behind Whisky Galore and plays football on one of the world’s most unique football pitches.
Elizabeth Partyka, deputy director of channels at STV, said: “Alan’s TV career started on STV with appearances on Taggart and Take the High Road and it’s fantastic to see him back on the channel with this insightful documentary. I think viewers will love being part of his much anticipated journey to one of the most stunning parts of our country.”
The programme is sponsored by VisitScotland.
Helen Campbell, Head of Global Brand at VisitScotland, said: “From landing on the beach at Barra to walking among the Callanish Stones on Lewis, a trip to the Outer Hebrides offers some of the most breath-taking experiences on the planet. With his own unique take on the islands, Alan Cumming will bring the spirit of the Outer Hebrides to life.”
A version of the documentary will also air on NBC in America.