Episode Info

Fortress Islands of the Forth. Paul Murton sets out to experience island life on the myriad of islands that lie off the Scottish coast. In this programme, Paul explores the islands scattered in the Firth of Forth and discovers that these seemingly peaceful islands have a dramatic history of war - from medieval English raids on the monastic island retreat of Inchcolm, to the first air raids above Inchgarvie. He also learns about the strategic importance of Inchkeith's defences during the two world wars, before heading to the unforgiving Bass Rock to learn about its prisoner-related history.


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