A tour of Edinburgh, Scotland, includes the Scottish Parliament Building and the National Museum of Scotland. Also:a chat with one of Edinburgh's famous sons, Sean Connery; and a performance for the queen by musicians Eddi Reader, Nicola Benedetti and Phil Cunningham, accompanied by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
Aberdeen, Scotland, is profiled. Included: its place in the oil and gas industry; a tour of its Maritime Museum; how wireless technology aids visitors to the city; a stop at the Senior British Open Golf Championship at Royal Aberdeen; and a look at Aberdeen's festivals and music.
The historic town of Dunkeld is visited. Also: forestry expert Syd House looks at Scotland's ancient trees; the legend of the Corryvreckan whirlpool is explored; and a chat with writer Irvine Welsh (“Trainspotting”).
The medieval history of the village of Dull in Perthshire is explored. Also: a visit with writer Stewart Conn and some of the actors in his play “The Burning”; Part 2 of the history of the quaich; and a performance by Calasaig.
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra at the Aberdeen's Music Hall is spotlighted. Also: Visits to Forth coastline fishing villages and historic sites, including the Ravenscraig Castle, and the Scottish Whisky Heritage Centre in Edinburgh. Featured: a performance by the 3 Scots Tenors.
In the second-season opener, host Fiona Kennedy meets actor Billy Connolly at the Lonach Gathering. Also: the history of the Highland Games; chef Don Carney makes cullen skink; the music of Whiskey Olympics.
Actor Kyle MacLachlan (“Sex and the City”) discusses his Scottish heritage; model Kirsty Hume and husband Donovan Leitch talk about their Scottish backgrounds. Also: a launch party for a Scottish ancestry Web site.