Scotland from the Sky returns for a third series

Tell me more.

Presenter James Crawford returns with a new three-part series exploring the stories behind Scotland’s geography and landscapes, unfurling an aerial tapestry woven from history, culture, rugged topography, architecture and engineering ingenuity.

HeraldScotland: Presenter James Crawford during filming of Scotland from the Sky. Picture: BBC StudiosPresenter James Crawford during filming of Scotland from the Sky. Picture: BBC Studios

Is there an itinerary?

The Kessock Bridge in Inverness enjoys a moment in the spotlight as Crawford learns more about the technology deployed to offset the effects of any tremors that may emerge from the geological fault below.

Then what?

He takes to the air in a seaplane and lands on Loch Ness in a bid to better understand its secrets.

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Next it is the turn of the Caledonian Canal, the waterway whose construction during the 19th century helped revolutionise life across the Great Glen.

Also on the agenda is the West Highland Line, the Pentland Firth and a glimpse into Scotland’s Viking past.

Anything else?

A futuristic look at the Flow Country in Caithness and Sutherland where plans are afoot to build a rocket-launching spaceport within an expanse of protected peatland.

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While environmental concerns have been raised, some crofters are keen to welcome the project as they believe it would bring a much-needed boost to the economy.

When can I watch?

Scotland from the Sky returns to BBC One Scotland, Monday, 9pm.

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