Scotland's Sacred Islands with Ben Fogle

BBC One & BBC Scotland (4 x 60 mins)

Adventurer Ben Fogle is on a very personal pilgrimage. Travelling across Scotland’s remotest islands, he discovers that their spiritual legacy still resonates today.


Episode 1 - Inner Hebrides
Ben Fogle explores the ancient sea roads of the Inner Hebrides. He visits Iona, the cradle of Christianity, and learns how Columba’s legacy inspires people today.

Episode 2 - Outer Hebrides
Ben Fogle explores Catholic island life and whether the physical aspect of the landscape makes it easier to make spiritual connections

Episode 3 - Northern Outer Hebrides
Ben Fogle returns to Taransay, the island he lived on for a year 20 years ago; on the Isle of Harris, he meets a Muslim bio-chemist whose move there brought him closer to God.

Episode 4 - Shetland
Travelling across the Shetlands, Ben Fogle meets people whose lives are rooted to these islands’ history and visits a tiny church with big ideas