Season 6 Episode 4

Western Isles and Shetland

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM May 03, 2014 on BBC Two
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Western Isles and Shetland
Coast embarks on an island-hopping adventure in Scotland around the stunning Western Isles and out to the northern outpost of Shetland. On Eriskay, Nick Crane gets unique access to the island's close-knit communities. Nick has a close encounter with a family of dolphins and he is invited to a golden wedding anniversary where the whole island gather to party. On the Isle of Lewis, Nick meets the leader of the Guga Hunters, a small band of men following the age-old tradition of catching young gannets. Neil Oliver explores the tragic shipwreck of the Iolaire. On New Year's Eve 1918, over 200 servicemen returning home from the First World War, drowned within sight of their homes on the Isle of Lewis as the Iolaire was torn apart in ferocious seas. Neil seeks out the last witness who shares her memories.moreless

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