Alan Cumming explores Outer Hebrides

Alan Cumming's Edge of Scotland broadcasts on STV

Alan Cumming's Edge of Scotland broadcasts on STV

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Acclaimed Scottish actor Alan Cumming will explore the Outer Hebrides in a stunning one hour documentary on STV.

Alan Cumming’s Edge of Scotland, broadcast on Friday February 17 at 9.00 p.m.

It features the star of Hollywood blockbuster, The X-Men, fulfil a lifelong ambition to embark on his own personal journey exploring the Outer Hebrides.

Setting off on a scenic journey to discover the spirit of Scotland among the rugged beauty of the Outer Hebrides, Alan travels from Barra in the south to Stornoway, taking in stops at Eriskay and Callanish to visit islanders and local businesses along the way and discover how they make a living in this beautiful but harsh environment.

The actor explores the ancient mystery of a standing stone circle older than Stonehenge, finds out about the real story behind Whisky Galore and plays football on one of the world’s most unique football pitches.

Elizabeth Partyka, deputy director of channels at STV, said: “Alan’s TV career started on STV with appearances on Taggart and Take the High Road and it’s fantastic to see him back on the channel with this insightful documentary. I think viewers will love being part of his much anticipated journey to one of the most stunning parts of our country.”

The programme is sponsored by Visit Scotland.

A version of the documentary will also air on NBC in America.