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10 In Films & TV

The Best of Scottish Television

Oh Scotland how I love thee! I’ve recently found two amazing Scottish television shows that make me love this place even more and make me feel even more like home and I felt I must share with all of you, friends on the world-wide web!

I think that if you wish you could come to Scotland, these two TV shows will definitely charm you and yet convince you to stay away all at once! Haha it’s weird but you’ll know what I mean if you watch!

OUTLANDER

You’ve probably heard about this TV show already! And if you haven’t, then you should look into it right now! It’s based on a series of books about Claire, an English woman who is honeymooning in Inverness in 1945, who finds herself falling through time through a circle of standing stones and arriving smack in the middle of the Jacobite rising a few hundred years earlier. 

The first two series are out and they are amazing! You should watch for the gorgeous landscapes of Scotland, the gorgeous actor who plays Jamie, and all the kick ass strong women who populate this show! I highly recommend watching them – especially as the third series is about to come out in April!

SHETLAND

Scotland loves its crime fiction (almost as much as Scandinavia!) and Shetland is a great example of that. A friend of the family had told me about the books a few years back (yep another adaptation!) and last weekend I decided to give the TV series a go. It’s a real treat! I’m thoroughly enjoying it and we’re in the middle of Series 3 right now and I can’t wait for the next episode! 

It’s a series about a detective, Jimmy Perez, who investigates crime in the Shetland Islands. While it seems unlikely that so much bad stuff is happening over there, it’s super to see a crime television show with Scottish accents and with gorgeous Scottish landscapes. I was hooked from Series 1 in which we get to witness the mesmerising Up Helly Aa viking festival of fire! 

And if you must ask – why yes you will see many of the same faces in the two tv shows! 

What’s your favourite tv show? Ever watched either of those?xx

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