The Hebrides takes Scotland by storm

Programme Name: Hebrides - Islands on the Edge - TX: n/a - Episode: Taster clip (No. n/a) - Embargoed for publication until: n/a - Picture Shows: No 6 in sequence - the eagle in full flow  - (C) Maramedia/Otter Films - Photographer: ***
Programme Name: Hebrides - Islands on the Edge - TX: n/a - Episode: Taster clip (No. n/a) - Embargoed for publication until: n/a - Picture Shows: No 6 in sequence - the eagle in full flow - (C) Maramedia/Otter Films - Photographer: ***

‘Hebrides - Island On The Edge’ has brought the Isles to a whole new audience with viewing figures averaging more than 430,000 over the last two Monday night screenings.

The landmark wildlife series, which saw a team of world renowned documentary film-makers set up home on the islands over two years, has been a huge success for BBC Scotland as part of its Wild Scotland season.

More than 100,000 people have watched the series, narrated by Ewan McGregor, via the BBC iPlayer and the Sunday repeat of the first episode pulled in an audience of around 200,000.

And the huge viewing figures look set to continue as the next episode concentrates on the Western Isles.

Filmed over the summer of 2011 and 2012 episode three takes in last year’s drought and the impact it had on the islands salmon stock, as well as offering an insight into the lives of the remaining inhabitants of St Kilda.

The next episode of ‘Hebrides - Islands on the Edge’ will be continuing on BBC One Scotland, Monday 20th May, 9pm.